King Willem-Alexander marks start of construction of hydrogen network


Today is a very important day for hydrogen developments in the port of Rotterdam, as it marks the official start of the construction of a 1200 km long Dutch hydrogen network.King Willem-Alexander and Dutch minister for Energy Rob Jetten were present for the formal ceremony, as were Rotterdam’s mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and several ambassadors form countries involved in hydrogen production, storage and transport.

The network will connect Rotterdam’s industrial clusters to other Dutch industry clusters in the Netherlands and Europe and will play a vital role in the transition to a sustainable energy system, reinforcing Rotterdam’s position as international hub for hydrogen production, import, application and transportation. The first 30 km section is expected to be operational in 2025 and will connect Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte II with the industrial cluster in Pernis.

Read more on the Port of Rotterdam website.

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