Gasunie and Vopak developing future hydrogen terminal infrastructure

Hydrogen Infrastructure

The Netherlands – Gasunie and Vopak are planning future terminal infrastructure projects that will enable the necessary imports of hydrogen into Northwest Europe through Dutch and German ports.

In 2011, the Port of Rotterdam’s Gate LNG-terminal was put into service, and both parties have been working together ever since.

The European Green Deal and Fit for 55 goals will necessitate large-scale imports of green hydrogen in addition to domestic production. By 2025, the first imports to Germany and the Netherlands are expected to be in motion. Global supply chains and logistics infrastructure are needed to facilitate the import of green hydrogen for the transition to renewable energy and feedstock.

Green ammonia and liquid organic hydrogen carriers are among the projects included in the cooperation agreement. Liquid hydrogen technologies are also included. With products such as hydrogen and ammonia, high-quality infrastructure and operations are required.


Vopak and Gasunie will concentrate on the development of storage import infrastructure that enables the further distribution of hydrogen to end users and contributes to the security of supply in Northwest Europe. Gasunie. For decades, the two parties have worked together to build the infrastructure necessary to safely handle these kinds of products.

Gasunie and Vopak will focus solely on the development and safe and reliable operation of open access infrastructure as independent infrastructure companies. In terms of cost and environmental impact, open access logistics infrastructure is the best option for all market participants. It can help bring green energy to a broader range of end markets, accelerating the process of importing and using it.