Liquid Hydrogen at Mongstad Industrial Park

In 2019, a consortium led by BKK was awarded a grant by public funding scheme PILOT-E to develop a complete liquid hydrogen supply chain in Norway for maritime applications. Mongstad Industrial Park is the candidate production and liquefaction site, close to customers in the maritime sector and Equinor’s Mongstad refinery. The first users of the hydrogen are envisaged to be two common goods carrier vessels under development by Wilhelmsen group. The consortium partners are in parallel developing solutions for storage and transportation to end users in the maritime sector. The project aims to make liquid hydrogen available for commercial shipping by early 2024. Wilhelmsen and Equinor conducted a feasibility study on two ships transporting equipment and materials between onshore bases in Stavanger in Rogaland county and Mongstad. The ships could replace a substantial number of the trucks currently driving between the bases. The project also aims to set up hydrogen terminals at NorSea Group supply bases along the coast to secure hydrogen availability also for other vessels.

BKK, Air Liquide, Equinor, Wilhelmsen, NorSea, Norled, Viking Ocean Cruises, NCE Maritime CleanTech, Arena Ocean Hyway cCuster, NORCE
One production plant for liquid hydrogen, two hydrogen vessels
In development, expected in early 2024
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