GES to open hydrogen import facility16 April 2024

Global Energy Storage  hydrogen (Image credit: GES / Provaris Energy Provaris)

Global Energy Storage (GES) and Provaris Energy have entered a collaboration agreement to develop a gaseous hydrogen import facility at the GES terminal in Rotterdam.

GES is developing the terminal in the Dutch city to import both refrigerated ammonia and compressed hydrogen, with redeliveries into barges, rail, truck and the H2 grid (HyNetwork) operated by Gasunie.

Under the collaboration, GES and Provaris will complete a feasibility study to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of berthing and unloading Provaris’s H2Neo compressed hydrogen carriers. Provaris will manage the transportation of the hydrogen in the H2Neo carriers while GES will be responsible for the discharge and injection into the hydrogen grid.

Both parties believe the terminal is an ideal site for the bulk scale import of green hydrogen given the early connection to the HyNetwork grid for gaseous supply to industrial users in the Port of Rotterdam and key industrials users in Europe.

Martin Carolan, CEO of Provaris Energy, said: “We look forward to the outcomes of this collaboration which can accelerate the delivery of ambitious import volumes required for the European market and support export projects under development based on the Provaris approach to the simple and energy efficient marine transport.”

During 2024, GES and Provaris will complete prefeasibility level studies focused on the jetty facilities to discharge the H2Neo carrier, along with scavenging compression, storage, HyNetwork grid connection, risk and safety, emissions, and other permitting and environmental considerations.

Operations Engineer

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