Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Uniper enter hydrogen partnership

Global energy merchant Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its Energy Transition Fund, and Uniper have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their collaboration on the production, transport, and marketing of green hydrogen from CIP’s HØST PtX Esbjerg project, located on the Danish West Coast, to Germany.

It is expected that by the end of 2028, HØST will be connected to the German hydrogen backbone via a new hydrogen pipeline developed from Denmark to Germany by the Danish transmission system operator Energinet, in cooperation with Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services. This connection will enable access to consumption sites in Germany and help deliver competitively priced green hydrogen to the German market.

In partnership, CIP and Uniper will develop a model to deliver up to 140,000 tons of green hydrogen annually to customers in Germany. Uniper plans to incorporate the green hydrogen from HØST into its green gas portfolio and supply industries with varying flexibility profiles and different contract lengths.

Holger Kreetz, COO at Uniper, commented: “We see great potential in this collaboration. HØST fits our strategic target of achieving at least 1 GW installed electrolyser capacity by 2030 and our other electrolyser developments in Germany such as Green Wilhelmshaven. Uniper’s diversified hydrogen portfolio consists of various supply sources to guarantee competitive and secure supplies in line with customer needs.”

Karsten Plauborg, partner at CIP, added: “This is an important step for CIP and the HØST PtX Esbjerg project. With the vast renewable energy potential from the North Sea as well as the planned hydrogen pipeline connecting Denmark to Germany, we are excited to take the next step in bringing the green hydrogen from the HØST project to German customers. While CIP has a significant portfolio of power-to-gas projects, Uniper’s strong position with German energy customers is a key enabler in establishing this new market.”

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