The Netherlands – Gasunie and Fluxys are developing national hydrogen networks in the Netherlands and Belgium.
The North Sea Port area, which stretches from Ghent to Vlissingen and Terneuzen, will connect these networks. The Dutch-Belgian connection will provide hydrogen to companies in the 60-kilometer-long port area in the future.
Fluxys and Gasunie are planning the construction of a hydrogen network on both sides of the border in close collaboration with industry. The network is open to all interested businesses. The goal is to have the networks up and running by 2026, then connect them at the border. The joining of the two hydrogen networks will result in one of Europe’s first cross-border hydrogen networks. The two hydrogen networks will be connected in Sas van Gent, Netherlands, and Zelzate, Belgium, where natural gas already flows between the two countries.
The cross-border connection will play an important role in the development of the entire hydrogen chain in the port area, from hydrogen supply to production and import to storage and industrial consumption. It also gives businesses access to a large hinterland, other industrial clusters, and European ports. This aligns with Europe’s, the Netherlands’, and Belgium’s goals of being carbon-neutral by 2050.