Together with consortium partners ENGIE, Total / PitPoint clean fuels and Damen Shipyards Group, Port of Den Helder is working hard on the realization of a hydrogen filling station at Kooyhaven. The project is supported by Liander N.V., New Energy Coalition and Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Noord-Holland Noord (NHN).
The project is unique in the Netherlands, because the entire chain is covered. From the generation and use of sustainable electricity (including the use of congestion surpluses on the network), via electrolysis to green hydrogen, the construction of a filling station for both road traffic and shipping and finally a demonstration vessel from Damen that will run entirely emission-free on hydrogen.
All efforts are aimed at achieving the hydrogen strategy of Port of Den Helder by 2022, a first concrete step towards zero-emission sailing in the Wadden Sea and wind farms in the North Sea. Also a wonderful opening to the development of knowledge and education in the field of hydrogen in the region !!