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Gasunie, ACE Terminal, Iberdrola join for hydrogen corridor

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Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.
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Gasunie, ACE Terminal and Iberdrola have established a green hydrogen supply chain through Spain and the Netherlands. Iberdrola aims to export green ammonia to the Netherlands via Gasunie’s network. This will run through ACE Terminal Rotterdam’s import terminal, using Gasunie’s Hynetwork Services. The ultimate goal is for the green ammonia to be used as green hydrogen across the continent.

Egbert Vrijen, project director ACE Terminal, says: ‘We are delighted that Iberdrola has chosen our open access terminal to receive, store and distribute ammonia as a carrier of green hydrogen.’

Ulco Vermeulen of Gasunie, adds: ‘The Netherlands is uniquely positioned for hydrogen to become the gateway to northwest Europe. With the North Sea, the seaports as logistical import hubs, large industrial clusters and the available sophisticated national hydrogen transport network, all the ingredients are present. Gasunie is happy to contribute to the realisation of this international hydrogen chain in terms of large-scale import, transport and storage.’

Iberdrola, alongside Cepsa, is the second Spanish energy leader collaborating with other companies to realise the hydrogen corridor between northern and southern Europe through the ACE Terminal import facilities and the Dutch national hydrogen network. Vrijen continues: ‘Following the previously signed letter of intent with Spain’s Cepsa for the supply of green ammonia, together with Iberdrola we are taking a new step in establishing the hydrogen chain between Spain and the Netherlands.’

Dutch energy and climate minister, Rob Jetten says: ‘To achieve a climate-neutral energy system and a sustainable industry, the Netherlands and Europe have great hydrogen ambitions. International cooperation is essential to develop the hydrogen market and the infrastructure it requires. Within the EU, Spain has huge opportunities and is therefore one of our key hydrogen partners. Ultimately, it is the companies that really must do it. It is important that this is already happening, and that Dutch and Spanish companies make agreements with each other on the supply of green hydrogen.’

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