Hydro has named its green hydrogen company Hydro Havrand, which it established earlier this year.
Hydro Havrand aims to switch from natural gas to renewable energy-based hydrogen at several of Hydro’s sites and develop and serve the external market. ‘Havrand’ is a Norwegian word that describes the line where the ocean meets the sky – like the horizon, but specifically at sea level.
Hydro Havrand, a fully-owned Hydro company, will develop, operate, and own green hydrogen facilities and help customers transition to renewable energy. Heavy industries, the maritime sector and long-distance transport, account for almost 30% of global CO2 emissions. Replacing natural gas for heating purposes in aluminium production with carbon-free hydrogen will contribute to Hydro’s global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.
Hydro Havrand plans to recruit to expand its team by around 30 more people over the next six months.
Per Christian Eriksen, Head of Hydro Havrand, said, “We want to make green hydrogen a key energy solution, which means that we will not only produce the hydrogen but also work closely with our customers to provide the solutions they need to make the switch from coal, oil or gas to green hydrogen in their industrial processes.”
Norsk Hydro Asa is a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company, headquartered in Oslo, Norway.