Gasunie is ready to develop the national infrastructure in the Netherlands for the transport of hydrogen. Gasunie is currently responsible for the transport, storage and conversion of natural gas within the Netherlands.
Making existing natural gas pipelines suitable for hydrogen starts with the infrastructure within the regional industrial clusters. Gasunie will then connect these to each other, to storage locations and to other countries.
Gasunie estimates the investment for the entire project at € 1.5bn. The national hydrogen network must be ready in 2027 and will consist of 85% recycled natural gas pipes, supplemented by new pipes. The capacity of the network is 10 GigaWatt, equal to 25% of the total energy consumption of the Dutch industry.