H2 pipeline for eastern Germany

The transmission system operators Gascade Gastransport GmbH and Ontras Gastransport GmbH are planning to set up an eastern German hydrogen hub with doing hydrogen. Within this framework, H2 production, transport, storage and consumption in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, Berlin, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt are to be bundled. A regional H2 pipeline network is to be installed for this purpose by 2026, in which about two-thirds of the existing natural gas infrastructure will be converted and one-third of supplementary H2 pipelines will be newly built. Christoph von dem Bussche, Managing Director of Gascade, explained: “Together we can initiate the rapid development of a hydrogen economy in eastern Germany. With 475 kilometres of launch network, we can quickly build large H2 capacity and also expand internationally.” Gascade further told H2-international: “Our approach is to build a physical hub. We want to create the transport infrastructure as a link between the production and consumption of hydrogen.”