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EnergyPort Rostock – Hydrogen Hub on the Baltic Sea

Strategy EnergyPort Rostock

The aim is to build an industrial center for green hydrogen with more than 1 GW electrolysis in the seaport of Rostock and to establish the port as a transshipment center for green energy carriers (hydrogen, hydrogen carriers such as ammonia, methanol, etc.). Thanks to optimal conditions, the transformation process can become reality by 2030.

Various partners ensure the availability of green electricity on a gigawatt scale. With the existing infrastructure, the further expansion of the port into a hub for renewable energies is promoted by the energy port strategy.

Regional and national industry, logistics and maritime applications are already ensuring purchase and consumption. Thanks to the unique research landscape in the region, innovations in the hydrogen economy are being driven forward.

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HyTechPort Rostock

The initial project “HyTechHafen Rostock” forms the starting point of the energy port strategy. The project is part of the IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) hydrogen funding call and, with the commissioning of a 100-megawatt electrolyser, will initiate the subsequent upscaling of hydrogen production to more than 1 gigawatt within a decade. For this purpose, an infrastructure is being set up in the port, including the hard coal-fired power plant that is currently being transformed. With the pipeline connection to the hydrogen backbone network, the creation of an H2 temporary storage facility and the construction of hydrogen filling stations for further trailer transport, the foundations for a sustainable H2 value chain with potential for expansion have been laid.

The exclusive use of renewable energies and thus the production of green hydrogen is guaranteed right from the start. The electricity required for electrolysis is provided by existing wind farms or farms currently under construction.

The port and its immediate surroundings are a promising location, as they can be integrated into the import infrastructure in the long term. Rostock will therefore become part of the European hydrogen economy and also will be connected to a transnational hydrogen pipeline network (feeding “doing hydrogen” project).

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Rhein Energie RheinEnergie Rostock Port Partner Logo Power
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Associated partners

50hertz Hertz Rostock Port Hafen Partner Logo
Wind Projekt Partner Logo Rostock Port
IWEN Rostock Energiehafen Partner Logo Gruene Energie
Rostock Port Stadtwerke Partner Logo Energiehafen
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