The Port of Gothenburg and Norwegian energy company Statkraft plan to build a hydrogen production plant at the port.
Both partners have agreed to conduct a detailed investigation of the potential for an interim storage facility and filling station at the Port of Gothenburg. A preliminary study that is currently being conducted focusing primarily on safety aspects will be completed early next year.
The planned facility will have an initial capacity of 4 MW, producing up to 2 tonnes/day of hydrogen, with a capacity that can be expanded if demand increases. The facility is planned to start operation in 2023 and would require around SEK 60 million (US$ 7 million) investment.
The Port of Gothenburg aims to use a mix of fossil-free fuels at the port to achieve its climate goal. It is working on various initiatives, including the Tranzero Initiative, where land transport is particularly focused, and hydrogen is a key component.
Arvid Guthed, VP at the Gothenburg Port Authority, said, “The Port of Gothenburg is Scandinavia’s largest port, and as a hub for transport by sea, rail, and road, it operates a wide range of heavy freight-handling equipment. Hydrogen has the potential to replace fossil-based diesel for all these items of equipment.”
Per Rosenqvist, CEO, Statkraft Hydrogen Sweden AB, added, “This project will increase the potential for this development by contributing to the transition to a fossil-free transport sector on land and at sea.”