North Sea Hydrogen Valley Ports
Developing hydrogen programmes from the ports of Brest, Esjberg, Bremen and Den Helder into concrete roadmaps.
In North Sea Hydrogen Valley Ports (NS H2V Ports), the consortium will develop the hydrogen programmes of the North Sea Ports of Brest, Esbjerg, Bremen and Den Helder, and translate these (together with all relevant stakeholders) to concrete and feasible roadmaps. These roadmaps will be eligible for the establishment of maritime Hydrogen Valleys and will be the foundation for future implementation projects.
Start date: 01-01-2024
End date: 31-12-2026
Total costs: €1.500.000,-
This project receives subsidy from the European subsidy programme Interreg
Hydrogen will play a central role in decarbonizing heavy industries and the maritime sector. Ports will be pivotal hubs in facilitating H2 production and import/export of renewable energy and molecules. In NS H2V Ports the consortium members will join forces in planning future hydrogen assets by developing concrete roadmaps that optimally plan hydrogen production, utilization, storage and transport in four North Sea ports; the Port of Brest, Esbjerg, Bremerhaven and Den Helder. In doing so, the project will take a bottom-up approach, and involve all relevant stakeholders in the port ecosystems. Hence the project will work closely together with local H2 producers, technology developers, grid operators, governmental bodies, shipping companies, naval architects and classification societies, which is formalized by means of forming stakeholder groups tied to the aforementioned ecosystems. These subgroups will be actively engaged in the project activities and developing the future maritime hydrogen valleys.
In executing the development of the four masterplans simultaneously, we aim to identify and appropriate synergies between the ecosystems brought about by standardization of concept designs, usecases and sharing of best practices. Additionally, the ecosystems will join forces in the external communication strategies, which will effectively disseminate the lessons learned and respective concept designs to accelerate the deployment of NSR Maritime H2Valleys beyond the consortium. This will provide a solid basis for improving future governance in NSR maritime port ecosystems and will assist stakeholders to overcome substantial governance barriers that currently exist in the development and deployment of maritime H2Valleys. External comms and engagement will be formalized by creating an interest network, for which you can enroll via our point of contact. Details can be find at the bottom of this page.
The consortium includes technology developers, well-recognized and established knowledge institutions, regional development agencies, port management authorities and will be lead by New Energy Coalition. The consortium will be working in close collaboration its steering committee; Copenhagen Business School and the North Sea Hydrogen Maritime Platform (NS HyMaPs). This puts the project in an excellent position to achieve its goals, and take NSR H2Valley deployment to the next level- supported by effective governance instruments.
Within NS H2V Ports is New Energy Coalition Lead-partner, ecosystem coordinator port of Den Helder.
Port of Esjberg, Port of Brest, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics – Bremen, Ballard Power Systems, University of Cean – Normandy, Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Noord-Holland Noord en Laholm Municipality. With close support from the supportgroup consisting of the North Sea Hydrogen Maritime Ports Community (NS HyMaPs) and CBS Business School.
Koen StamouProject Manager
Koen is een bevlogen projectmanager en -ontwikkelaar. Hij heeft een academische achtergrond in innovatiemanagement, en heeft uitgebreide ervaring met het ontwikkelen en managen van (Europese) subsidieprojecten. Koen is voornamelijk werkzaam binnen de Hydrogen Hub Noord-Holland, en is dagelijks bezig met het tot uitvoering brengen van de waterstof- en energieprogramma’s in de regio waar New Energy Coalition een centrale rol in speelt.