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Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor set in sight, GAZ-SYSTEM confirms

Six EU-based transmission system operators (TSOs), signed a cooperation agreement on a cross-border Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor project, as announced earlier today by one of the co-signatories, the Polish GAZ-SYSTEM.

The cooperation agreement, signed between GAZ-SYSTEM (Poland), Gasgrid (Finland), Elering (Estonia), Conexus Baltic Grid (Latvia), Amber Grid (Lithuania) and ONTRAS (Germany), sets out plans for the development of hydrogen infrastructure from Finland through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to Germany, in order to meet the objectives of REPowerEU 2030 plan.

The Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor will aim to strengthen the energy security of the region, reduce dependency on imported fossil energy and create a fast track
towards decarbonisation in significant sectors such as industry, transport, power engineering and heating.

In the first phase of the project, a preliminary feasibility study will be conducted. Based on recommendations from this study, a decision will be made on the continuation of the project, which will determine further steps concerning, among others, the design, construction and commissioning of a hydrogen transmission network.

“The Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor project is described by experts as one of the most promising initiatives in Europe,” said the President of GAZ-SYSTEM, Marcin Chludziński. “It is recognised as a crucial element supporting the energy transition. Poland is at an early stage of establishing the hydrogen gas market, but we strive to be an active participant in a number of international initiatives to enhance its development and functioning in the future. The Cooperation Agreement signed with our Baltic partners will enable coordinated activities in this direction.”

In addition to meeting REPowerEU’s targets, the Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor will also seek to support other regional and EU initiatives, including the EU Green Deal and Fit for 55.

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