Danish and German TSOs, Energinet and Gasunie, have agreed to proceed to link their planned hydrogen networks by way of a 550 km cross-border pipeline from 2028.
They initially announced the plan in March and have recently agreed measures to complete the pipeline by 2028 and coordinate the development of their respective hydrogen systems.
The TSOs will provide an open access, cross-border interconnection between hydrogen production, storage and consumption in an effort to spur Europe’s green energy transition.
The cross-border network will link the planned underground hydrogen storage in Lille Torup, in the north of Denmark, to Heidenau, in Hamburg.
Denmark aims to become a large exporter of hydrogen, while Germany is expected to be Europe’s largest consumer.