Now, almost three years later, so much insight has been gained on technological possibilities, market development and scheduling needed that it is time to wrap up the study phase and move on to the next one. The study has confirmed the belief in the necessity of an integrated approach as well as demonstrated that large scale production in the North is feasible.
NortH2 will now be laying the ground work for the next phase and setting up the structures needed to move in the direction of production. RWE, Equinor, Eneco and Shell will be working towards large scale production. As transmission system operator (TSO), Gasunie will focus on the task given by the government to develop the backbone. This means that a different way of working will emerge. NortH2 will consist of RWE, Equinor, Eneco and Shell only.
As all the parties remain deeply committed to developing the entire green hydrogen value chain in the North of the Netherlands, the exchange of knowledge and co-operation will remain key. Like the Province of Groningen and Groningen Seaports, Gasunie will continue to co-operate with NortH2 in working towards a sustainable economy in the North of the Netherlands.