Gasunie and Storag Etzel sign agreement for large-scale hydrogen storage in Germany

Gasunie and Patrizia/Storag Etzel have announced a plan to develop hydrogen storage caverns within the Etzel salt dome in Lower Saxony, Germany. Following a feasibility study, the goal is to develop and operate a multi-cavity storage facility with a total capacity of up to 1 TWh of hydrogen.

The location of the storage caverns in Etzel is strategically located, with a perfect connection to the Dutch and German hydrogen market, close to the future Gasunie hydrogen network Hyperlink and the Energy-Hub port of Wilhelmshaven.

In the Netherlands, Gasunie has now started developing underground hydrogen storage in the northern Netherlands (HyStock). In Etzel, Germany, Gasunie and Storag Etzel have already been working together on the pilot project H2CAST since January last year, testing hydrogen storage in two small existing caverns.

The new agreement with Patrizia/Storag Etzel for cavern development is the next step for Gasunie in its ambition to develop hydrogen storage capacity to contribute to a smooth start of the hydrogen market in the Netherlands and Germany. Based on the new agreement with Storag Etzel for the development of caverns, Gasunie will investigate the feasibility of a storage facility.

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