Finland, Poland, Germany, and Baltic States agree on hydrogen corridor project

According to a statement from Lithuanian Amber Grid, one of the project’s partners, six gas operators from Lithuania, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, and Germany have signed an agreement on collaboration in the development of hydrogen infrastructure.

The North-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor was the project’s official name. Along with Amber Grid, other parties to the arrangement included Gasgrid Finland (Finland), Elering (Estonia), Conexus Baltic Grid (Latvia), Gaz-System (Poland), and Ontras (Germany).

Green hydrogen produced in the Baltic Sea region will be able to travel along the corridor to feed consumers there as well as in Central Europe. A robust hydrogen market might also emerge when the hydrogen infrastructure surrounding the Baltic Sea is improved, according to the paper.

In 2023, the partners will create a preliminary feasibility study as part of the project’s first development (pre-feasibility study). A decision to move on with the project’s development will be made based on the pre-feasibility study’s recommendations. Design, permitting, construction, and commissioning are the subsequent phases.

The project is anticipated to improve the area’s energy security, lessen reliance on imported fossil fuels, and significantly lower the carbon footprint of nearby homes and energy-intensive businesses.