Six gas transmission system operators, including Gasgrid Finland, Elering from Estonia, Conexus Baltic Grid in Latvia, Lithuania's Amber Grid, GAZ-SYSTEM in Poland, and Germany's ONTRAS, have jointly awarded the pre-feasibility study contract for the Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor. The ambitious project aims to establish a link between green energy production hubs in Northern Europe and major consumption centers in Central Europe.
AFRY Management Consulting Oy emerged as the winner of the tender, securing the responsibility of analyzing the conditions for developing cross-border hydrogen infrastructure. The study will span from Finland through the Baltic countries and Poland to Germany. Additionally, AFRY will investigate current trends in green hydrogen within the region.
The comprehensive study, expected to conclude within six months, aims to provide valuable recommendations to the sponsoring companies. These recommendations will serve as a basis for deciding whether to proceed with the further development of the Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor.
Recognized as a Project of Common Interest (PCI) by the European Commission in November, the corridor is slated for completion by 2030. The collaborative effort of these transmission operators underscores the strategic importance of fostering green hydrogen connectivity across Europe, aligning with the broader goals of sustainable energy transition on the continent.