Hafen Hamburg

Port of Hamburg: Europe’s hub for green hydrogen


Excellent infrastructure provides for unique locational advantages


The Port of Hamburg is the top-performing port in Germany and one of the three largest in Europe. It is not only an ecosystem in its own right but also a major industrial area - and plays a crucial role in building a green hydrogen economy.

Plan

Together with partners from business, science, politics and in alliance with other northern German and European countries, Hamburg is in the process of establishing a green hydrogen economy. As a logistics hub, the port plays a central role as an interface for the production and import of hydrogen. It is the starting point for the distribution of large quantities of hydrogen via road, rail and or for the local infrastructure such as the extended gas grid.

Implementation

The Port of Hamburg is set to become Europe's logistics hub for green hydrogen, benefiting industry and the energy sector alike. Short distances, a flexible, scalable infrastructure and future-proof logistics capacities make the port the interface for importing, exporting, storing and distributing hydrogen, even in large volumes. A high degree of digitalisation ensures efficient processes. Thanks to the surrounding industrial area, the entire value chain from production to use is represented here - this way, economic economies of scale are created right from the start. The area is home to a number of basic industries as well as refineries. At the port, transnational waterways, roads and rails in the European interconnected network converge with high-performance electricity lines and gas pipelines. Most of Hamburg's energy already flows through the gas network, which is firmly integrated into port logistics, and it provides enough capacity for the green hydrogen economy as well. 

To meet the requirements and an increasing demand for green hydrogen, further expansion of port logistics is being planned. This includes the building of dedicated hydrogen import terminals and the installation of a 100-megawatt electrolyser in Moorburg, as well as the adaptation of the gas grid to hydrogen and its expansion from now 45 to 60 km (by 2030). As a result, it will be ready to transport green hydrogen and connect to a European hydrogen network as of 2025.

Potential

The northern German states are planning to install at least 500 megawatts of electrolysis capacity for the production of green hydrogen by 2025, rising to at least five gigawatts by 2030. Demand on the customer side is high and growing steadily.

Project in numbers: 
 

  • 7200 hectares of land, 926 of which are used for industrial purposes 
  • Top 3 in Europe, top 20 worldwide    
  • 2,300 freight trains per week - Europe's largest rail port
     

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Events

Hamburg Games Conference 2024

https://www.gamesconference.com/

German Creative Economy Summit 2024

https://kreativgesellschaft.org/termine/german-creative-economy-summit-2024/8679

Internorga

https://www.internorga.com/en

Internorga 2024

https://www.internorga.com/en/

Future forum on sustainability in business and technology

https://www.haw-hamburg.de/detail/news/news/show/zukunftsforum-nachhaltigkeit/

Chef Treff Summit 2024

https://vivenu.com/event/cheftreff-gipfel-2024-wtywnf

21st Long Night of Museums

https://www.langenachtdermuseen-hamburg.de/

OMR Festival 2024

https://omr.com/en/events/omr24/

835th Port of Hamburg Anniversary Celebrations

https://www.hamburg.com/port-anniversary/

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2024

https://www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com

Fair on Careers in Renewable Energies

https://kee.ee-hub.de/

Procurement Summit

https://procurementsummit.de/

Startup Port Community Day 2024

https://startupport.de/events/startup-port-community-day-2024/

Food Innovation Camp

https://foodinnovationcamp.de/event/

ITCS Hamburg

https://it-cs.io/events/hamburg/

ISSCR 2024

https://www.isscr2024.org/

Nordstil Hamburg

https://www.messen.de/de/15578/hamburg/nordstil/info

Hamburg's Summer of Culture

https://hamburgerkultursommer.de/

International Congress on Biocatalysis

https://biocat-congress.de/

30. SMM

https://www.smm-hamburg.com

Aidia Pitch

https://aidia-pitch.de/aidia-pitch

Open Mouth Festival

https://openmouth.hamburg/

Next Conference

https://nextconf.eu/

Wind Energy Hamburg

https://www.windenergyhamburg.com

Hamburg Sustainability Conference

https://www.sustainability-conference.org/en/

Photopia Hamburg

https://www.photopia-hamburg.com/

Blockchance Hamburg

https://blockchance.eu/

Online Career Day

https://online-karrieretag.de/hamburg

Hydrogen Technology Expo

https://www.hydrogen-worldexpo.com/