Germany – RWE Gas Storage West plans to build a hydrogen storage facility in Gronau-Epe by 2027 as part of the GET H2 initiative.
Storage facilities are also an important component of a future European green hydrogen infrastructure. The majority of the facility will be constructed on the RWE site in Kottiger Hook. The cavern will be connected to the above-ground facility, as well as to a future hydrogen transport network, via pipelines outside the storage site.
RWE has applied for funding through the “Important Projects of Common European Interest” (IPCEI) program with partners from the GET H2 initiative. In the second half of 2022, a decision is expected. A corresponding funding commitment is required before a final investment decision can be made. The formal approval process with public participation will begin in the first half of 2022 in order to ensure commercial commissioning by 2027.