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Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park in implementation phase

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.
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Uniper has announced that the consortium partners of Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park, Germany, have given the final go-ahead for realisation of this innovative hydrogen project.

Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park is going beyond the theoretical planning phase and moving on to physical implementation. Construction work that is due to continue for several years was officially commenced at a ceremony and was attended by board members and managing directors of the consortium companies.

The project will bring production and storage as well as the transport and use of green hydrogen in Central Germany to within tangible reach. The consortium partners are together making a decisive contribution to driving forward the energy transition and structural change in the Central Germany region.

Project lead Cornelia Müller-Pagel says: . ‘It was not a matter of course that we took this step. It took a lot of hard work, together with funding of €34 million, to get the project off the ground in September 2021, and then we encountered one or two expected and unexpected challenges. So I’m particularly proud that we are now the first and only regulatory sandbox for hydrogen to go into the implementation phase, especially against the backdrop of still considerable regulatory and framework-condition uncertainties in the project environment.’

Some of the consortium and construction partners include:

  •  VNG Handel & Vertrieb
  • Total Energies Refinery Central Germany
  • Sunfire
  • ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH
  • DBI – Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH Freiberg
  • Terrawatt Planungsgesellschaft mbH

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