Feasibility study of LH2 bunker facility in Den Helder
Thanks to the present gas infrastructure and all the associated knowledge and activity, Den Helder can grow into a sustainable hydrogen hub of national importance. The pursuit of CO2 reduction is of great importance for shipping. Although electric propulsion is a viable option for achieving emission-free mobility on the road, this is hampered for shipping by the limited capacity of batteries for long-term maritime shipping. To travel long distances, a powerful and efficient fuel is essential. According to many experts, hydrogen is one such promising fuel. The port of Den Helder sees the energy transition as an opportunity and is fully committed to the development of a hydrogen ecosystem. The ambition is to gradually evolve into a nationally important hydrogen hub and play a central role in the energy supply of the future.
To realize this ambition, research has been conducted into the feasibility of (liquid) hydrogen as a fuel for shipping in Den Helder. The aim is to determine which route the port of Den Helder will take until 2030 and to come up with an implementation roadmap.
The study was conducted by Royal HaskoningDHV. The study is part of the overall North Holland North hydrogen program. New Energy Coalition is responsible for its program management.
The entire study can be downloaded via the link below (Dutch):