The GET H2 partners BP, Evonik, Nowega, OGE and RWE Generation want to jointly build the first publicly accessible hydrogen infrastructure. The GET H2 Nukleus project combines the production of green hydrogen with industrial customers in Lower Saxony and NRW. The 130-kilometer network from Lingen to Gelsenkirchen will be the first H2 network in the regulated area with non-discriminatory access and transparent prices.
With the coupling of continuous production of green hydrogen on an industrial scale, transport and storage in existing infrastructure and continuous acceptance by industry, the GET H2 Nukleus lays the foundation for a reliable, sustainable hydrogen economy in Germany. Production of green hydrogen and supply to customers is scheduled to start 2023.
- The green hydrogen is to be produced from wind power in Lingen, Lower Saxony. For this purpose an electrolysis plant with a capacity of more than 100 MW is to be built at the RWE power plant site in Lingen.
- Existing gas pipelines of the transmission system operators Nowega and OGE will be converted to transport 100 percent hydrogen, and
- Evonik is also constructing a partially new building.
- This infrastructure will be used to transport the climate-neutral raw material to chemical parks and refineries in Lingen, Marl and Gelsenkirchen.
- The companies are using the green hydrogen in their production processes, thereby significantly reducing their CO2 emissions.
The GET H2 Nukleus is the first building block of a Germany-wide H2 infrastructure, which has already been outlined by the members of FNB Gas e.V. As a next step, the connection of existing cavern storage facilities and other H2 production and consumers is already being considered.
For further information about the GET H2 Nukleus please see the project presentation, which is available for download here.