Groningen Seaports, Port of Amsterdam and Port of Den Helder launch Hydroports
The ports of Amsterdam, Den Helder and Groningen are entering into a hydrogen partnership to position themselves under the name Hydroports as Europe’s leading hydrogen hub. The three ports announced this in their own inimitable way during the traditional annual port dinner of Groningen Seaports. The long-term cooperation between the ports is to culminate in the development of an extensive hydrogen infrastructure in the north-west of the Netherlands. Dozens of actual hydrogen projects are already under development in that region. The ultimate goal is to become Europe’s hydrogen hub.
The launch of Hydroports is vital to bringing the hydrogen promise to fruition as soon as possible. Hydrogen plays an important role in making industry more sustainable and developing sustainable transport. It also contributes to the Dutch climate objectives and ensures job creation and retention. Hydroports sees economic growth as green, and the creation of the hydrogen hub fits in perfectly with this vision.
Hydroports is also a partner of MissieH2. This is a partnership with Shell, Gasunie, Stedin Groep and Remeha, which is linked to TeamNL as a hydrogen coalition. In the run-up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, hydrogen is being promoted as a future sustainable energy carrier under the motto ‘The Netherlands Hydrogen Land’.
The energy transition is a spearhead at the Hydroport seaports, focusing on hydrogen. Several initiatives in the field of hydrogen are already underway, such as research and pilot projects, the development of hydrogen filling stations and the construction of hydrogen pipelines.
Koen Overtoom (CEO Port of Amsterdam), Jacoba Bolderheij (CEO Port of Den Helder) and Cas König (CEO Groningen Seaports) during the revelation of Hydroports