Thyssengas to connect chemical parks to H2 network
Thyssengas GmbH and Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG have reached a joint letter of intent for the hydrogen supply of three chemical parks. From 2030, the Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen sites are to be connected to Thyssengas' future hydrogen network via three network interconnection points.
The existing natural gas pipelines are to be converted to hydrogen to supply the sites in Dormagen and Leverkusen. The Krefeld site is to be connected via a newly built hydrogen pipeline between Duisburg and Krefeld once this has been confirmed.
From 2030, the three Currenta chemical parks are to receive the hydrogen they need. Thyssengas intends to transport it to the three chemical parks via the planned border crossing points at Zevenaar and Vlieghuis in the Netherlands and the planned north-south corridor with the long-distance pipeline operator Gasunie between Wilhelmshaven and Cologne.
Thyssengas says it has initially defined six potential regions, so-called H2 clusters, in its network area in close consultation with the companies. These are spread across the Emsland, Münsterland, Ruhr and Rhineland regions. The clusters would be home to numerous energy- and emissions-intensive companies that want to decarbonize their energy supply in the future with the help of hydrogen. The development towards a hydrogen infrastructure is to be further triggered by the H2 clusters.