Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub

The Pilot-E project Hellesylt Hydrogen HUB (HHH) will develop and demonstrate a complete green hydrogen delivery chain in the North Western region of Norway, changing from fossil to zero-emission fuel solutions for ferries, cruise vessels, and high-speed vessels.
Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub

Illustration of the green hydrogen plant at Hellesylt.

With a daily production of up to 1,3 tons of hydrogen a day, Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub will be the largest producer of green hydrogen in Norway when it opens production in 2024. This is well in advance of the zero-emission requirement for the UNESCO World Heritage Geiranger fjord that takes effect in 2026.

Geirangerfjord photo:Per Eide

Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage fjord with a zero-emission requirement from 2026.

The plant will have an energy requirement of 3 MW and will primarily be powered by the local hydropower plants. These power plants have a combined production capacity of 17 MW, and local consumption will reduce the strain on the power grid and allow the power plants to operate closer to their capacity.

The three Hellesylt power plants will supply the hydropower energy to the electrolyzer. Most of the energy needed during the summer season is expected to be so-called "closed in power", due to limitations in the grid net system out of Hellesylt.

In addition to renewable energy, clean water is a fundamental input factor for the production of green hydrogen. The water requirement for our production at Hellesylt is a modest 0,33 l/s, comparable to the output from a garden hose.

The footprint of the installation is about 400 square meters, and the plot is a total of 5400 square meters.

The regional natural resources of clean and falling water, and great engagement from the public and local businesses contribute to the phasing in of a sustainable zero-emission solution, new value creation, and regional growth.