Pre-Feasibility Study Launched for Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor
A contract on the pre-feasibility study for the Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor has been signed between six European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) members.
Participants in the international project include Gasgrid Finland (Finland), Elering (Estonia), Conexus Baltic Grid (Latvia), Amber Grid (Lithuania), GAZ-SYSTEM (Poland), and ONTRAS (Germany).
The study, which will be prepared in mid-2024, seeks to evaluate as green hydrogen trends in the region, as well as analysing conditions for the development of cross-border hydrogen infrastructure.
Designed to connect green energy production regions in Northern Europe with the main consumption centres in Central Europe, the corridor is expected to be implemented by 2030.
Nemunas Biknius, CEO of Amber Grid, said: “Having analysed the current economic situation, the consultants of the pre-feasibility study will provide answers about the potential of green and low-carbon hydrogen production and consumption in the region.
“They will also provide recommendations on the scope of the project, pipeline routing, capacities, financing, and risk management. In addition, potential hydrogen storage sites will be investigated.
“The results of the study will be extremely important for the entire region, which is currently actively looking for opportunities to develop the hydrogen eco-system.”