Orsted and Hofor agree on power for Green Fuels for Denmark

Green Fuels for Denmark is a large-scale flagship project ideally suited to realising Denmark’s great potential as a producer of sustainable fuels for heavy transport.

Orsted and Hofor (Greater Copenhagen Utility) agreed to source power for part of the potential 1.3 GW ‘Green Fuels for Denmark’ (GFDK) project, H2 Bulletin reports.

Orsted to offtake the power produced at Aflandshage from the Hofer’s 250 MW offshore wind farm project in the Oresund Strait, which could enable parts of Green Fuels for Denmark’s second phase of 250 MW and satisfy the power demand for the project’s first phase.

The agreement on Aflandshage could potentially also cover the power demand of the electrolysis plant to supply hydrogen to DFDS’s proposed hydrogen-powered ferry between Copenhagen and Oslo. Hofor aims to produce power in 2024/2025, subject to regulatory approvals.

Hofer is also likely to install an offshore wind farm’s substation at Avedore Power Station, which is owned by Orsted, and where Green Fuels for Denmark could be located.

Anders Nordstrom, Head of Orsted’s hydrogen activities, said, “The European ambitions for renewable hydrogen and sustainable fuels have increased dramatically over the past year, mainly outside of Denmark, but as a country, we can still play a significant role in this part of the global green transformation.”

The agreement with Hofor underlines the partnership’s firm belief that GFDK can contribute significantly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and create a new industrial stronghold for Denmark.”

Jan Kauffmann, CFO of Hofor, said, “At Hofor, we see a strong possibility for creating a stable supply of district heating at a competitive price.”

GFDK will be developed in three stages with around 10 MW, 250 MW, and 1,300 MW in total electrolysis capacity, respectively. It aims to produce sustainable fuels on a large scale with a decarbonisation potential of 850k tonnes.

The project partners consist of Maersk, DSV Panalpina, Dfds, SAS, Copenhagen Airports, and Orsted.

Nel, Haldor Topsoe, and Everfuel partnered on the first phase of GFDK and on developing the second phase. The project knowledge partner is Cowi while backed by Molslinjen, the City of Copenhagen, and the Capital Region of Denmark.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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