Hydrogen Hub

The Noord-Holland region is ready to accelerate the European transition towards green energy by playing a strategic role in the new hydrogen economy.

The region has a lot of offshore wind capacity at the North Sea, a strong industrial cluster in the North Sea Canal Area (NSCA), high-quality energy ports around Amsterdam and Den Helder, and the international aviation hub at Schiphol. The NSCA is located on the North Sea coast and therefore close to the large wind farms that are built in the North Sea. By 2050, 70 GW of electricity from offshore wind will be transmitted onshore in the IJmond region. This energy can be used directly to help meet industry’s demand for electricity, or it can be converted into hydrogen close to where it is being generated. This makes Noord-Holland well equipped to develop a hydrogen economy.

Noord-Holland is a rapidly emerging Hydrogen Valley where a lot is already happening! Our region is investing significantly in a rich and diverse range of projects involving hydrogen production, distribution and application, covering the large-scale production of hydrogen in Den Helder and in the North Sea Canal Area, while applications range from large-scale deployment for industry (including Tata Steel), imports of hydrogen (Port of Amsterdam), grid balancing, as well as innovative applications in shipping, aviation, heavy duty transportation and agriculture.

Besides Noord-Holland achieving its own climate objectives, we can also make a substantial contribution to making the energy system throughout the Netherlands and northwest Europe more sustainable. In other words: the challenges for a sustainable future of our region are big, the players are big, but the opportunities, ambitions and possibilities are perhaps even bigger.

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18 June 2024

The Dutch innovator HYGRO has taken another important step towards the realization of the ‘From Wind to Wheel’ hydrogen project...

13 May 2024

The PosHYdon pilot kicked off the onshore test successfully at the premises of InVesta in Alkmaar. PosHYdon aims to produce...

19 April 2024

Statkraft’s first electrolyser in the Netherlands will be located on the East Bank, as part of the green hydrogen project...

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