Ready for construction start at Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub
From left; Marianne Nærø, Head of Projects in Norwegian Hydrogen, Andreas Wenaas Østigård, project manager in Norwegian Hydrogen, Bernt Are Lervåg, district manager in PEAB K. Nordang AS, Arnfinn Framhus, project manager in PEAB K. Nordang AS.
The construction process will start as early as May, and PEAB K. Nordang is responsible for completing and preparing everything for the assembly of the actual processing plant. This involves groundwork, paving of the area, the casting of necessary concrete foundations, and the establishment of embankment and service buildings. In other words, in practice everything except the completion of the actual hydrogen production plant. This will be delivered by the German company FEST GmbH and will be available as container modules this summer.
The production plant at Hellesylt will be completed in Q4 2023 and thus be able to deliver hydrogen well before the emission restrictions on the Geirangerfjord come into force in 2026.
"The contract with PEAB K. Nordang is a very important milestone in the project, and we look forward to cooperating in the completion of our plant at Hellesylt. It is also gratifying that it is a local company based in Stranda that we ended up signing a contract with," says Andreas Wenaas Østigård, project manager for Norwegian Hydrogen.
"Norwegian Hydrogen greatly appreciates the good dialogue with the local community and the municipality, and the start-up of green hydrogen production at Hellesylt is a very important milestone for us," says Østigård.
Both Norwegian Hydrogen and PEAB K. Nordang want to continue the good dialogue with the local community and neighbors in Hellesylt and will hold an open public meeting before construction starts.
"We at PEAB K. Nordang have been following Norwegian Hydrogen plans at Hellesylt for a long time and are very proud to be awarded this contract. There is great potential for the use of hydrogen in the building and construction industry, and it is great that the first production facility will be in our local area. Both we and our subcontractors look forward to being part of the construction and contributing to realizing this exciting project," says Bernt Are Lervåg, District Manager at PEAB K. Nordang AS.
Marianne Nærø, Head of Projects in Norwegian Hydrogen says the following about the project: "Getting started with the production of green hydrogen at Hellesylt is a very important milestone for Norwegian Hydrogen, both because we will reach the goal of starting production during this year and because we as a company will build experience and expertise that we will use in other and future projects ».
Norwegian Hydrogen has a large portfolio of projects throughout the Nordic region that will be realized over the coming years. The project at Hellesylt will be an important pilot project to demonstrate local production and use of zero-emission hydrogen as an energy carrier.
Illustration of Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub
About Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub
The Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub project started in 2019, to develop and demonstrate a supply chain for green hydrogen, focusing on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Geirangerfjord. In addition to supplying green hydrogen, the project aims to develop sustainable solutions for utilizing by-products of oxygen and heat to realize the full potential of green hydrogen production. Another key goal of the project is to develop a solution for high-capacity maritime filling of hydrogen to unlock the maritime potential for hydrogen.
Norwegian Hydrogen AS is the project owner, while Hyon AS, SINTEF AS, Gexcon AS, Tafjord Kraftproduksjon AS, Hexagon Raufoss AS, Stranda Municipality and Fiskerstrand Holding AS are key partners. The project is partly funded by the grant scheme Pilot-e and supported by Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Research Council. The total cost of the project is approximately NOK 100 million.
Read more and watch the video about Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub here