A capacity of 20 MW has been granted, and an application for a further 250 MW capacity has already been submitted and is being processed.
“This is an important milestone for the development of large-scale production of green hydrogen in Norway and we look forward to being part of developing a new forward-looking industry. It is also particularly exciting that this project is home in Sunnmøre. From Ørskog, a large volume of green hydrogen will be exported to Europe, and part of the production capacity will cover the demand from customers in Norway”, said Jens Berge, CEO of Norwegian Hydrogen.
The hydrogen produced by the plant will reduce CO2 emissions by over 500,000 tonnes annually. This corresponds to over 20% of the emissions for the whole of Møre og Romsdal. Production of green hydrogen will contribute to increased availability of emission-free energy and building of infrastructure for use in the maritime industry, heavy vehicles and industrial processes.
Norwegian Hydrogen collaborates with Provaris Energy for this project, an Australian company that has developed a solution for storing and transporting compressed hydrogen by ship.
Martin Carolan, CEO of Provaris Energy, commented: “Provaris is pleased to collaborate with Norwegian Hydrogen in developing Norway’s largest production facility for green hydrogen. This is a large-scale project that will effectively meet both local demand for hydrogen and allow for flexible delivery of demanded green energy to Europe. The efficiency of our supply chain, based on compression, allows a flexible production, storage and transport solution that allows this to become a competitive project in the green shift.”