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Provaris and Global Energy Storage to develop new hydrogen import facility at Port of Rotterdam

Provaris Energy and Global Energy Storage have entered a collaboration agreement to develop a gaseous hydrogen import facility at the GES terminal in Rotterdam.

GES is developing a multi-client, multi-product terminal in Rotterdam, able to import both refrigerated ammonia and compressed hydrogen, with redeliveries into barges, rail, truck and the H2grid (HyNetwork) operated by Gasunie.

Above:GES Terminal Site at the Port of Rotterdam

Under the collaboration, GES and Provaris will complete a comprehensive pre feasibility study to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of berthing and unloading of Provaris’ proprietary H2Neo compressed hydrogen carriers. Activities will also include the joint marketing of the proposed facility where Provaris will be responsible for the transportation ofthe hydrogen in the H2Neo carriers and GES will be responsible for the discharge and injection into the hydrogen grid.

Both parties have a shared belief that the GES terminal in Rotterdam is an ideal site for bulk scale import of green hydrogen given the early connection to the HyNetwork grid for gaseous supply to industrial users in the Port of Rotterdam and key industrials users in Europe.

Provaris’ compressed hydrogen supply chain offers a first mover and competitive alternative to chemical carriers from regional supply sources from the Nordic region and extending across the Baltics, North Sea, Iberia and down to North Africa.

The companies are committed to advancing an energy efficient and timely supply of green hydrogen to industrial users in Europe to support ambitious decarbonization goals.

Peter Vucins, CEO of GES commented: “This collaboration with Provaris showcases the types of partnerships that GESis pursuing to facilitate the Energy Transition through our contribution with storage and logistics solutions, at Rotterdam as well as other existing and future locations. I welcome the opportunity to work closely with Provaris to develop a cost competitive import solution for Rotterdam and European energy customers.”

Martin Carolan, Managing Director & CEO of Provaris Energy, says:
“We are delighted to be collaborating with GES on a world-first terminal for bulk scale import of gaseous hydrogen that can accelerate the availability of green molecules for industrial users. GES has a global network and track record of terminal assets and is demonstrating leadership in the development of a bulk-terminal for hydrogen and derivatives for Europe. We look forward to the outcomes of this collaboration which can accelerate the delivery of ambitious import volumes required for the European market and support export projects under development based on the Provaris approach to the simple and energy efficient marine transport of hydrogen.”