Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has partnered with Uniper to deliver green hydrogen from Denmark to customers in Germany, Kallanish reports.

Under an MOU, the partners will deliver up to 140,000 tonnes/year of green hydrogen from CIP’s HØST PtX Esbjerg project on the Danish west coast.

The project is expected to be connected to the German hydrogen backbone through a new hydrogen pipeline between the two countries. To be developed by the Danish transmission system operator Energinet and Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services, the pipeline is anticipated to come online in 2028.

Uniper plans to include the green hydrogen from HØST in its green gas portfolio, with aims to supply it to the industry with “varying flexibility profiles” and “different contract lengths.” 

According to Uniper’s chief operating officer Holger Kreetz, the HØST project aligns with the company’s target of achieving 1 gigawatt of installed electrolyser capacity by 2030, along with its other developments in Germany, such as Green Wilhelmshaven.

“With the vast renewable energy potential from the North Sea as well as the planned hydrogen pipeline connecting Denmark to Germany, we are excited to take the next step in bringing the green hydrogen from the HØST project to German customers,” adds Karsten Plauborg, partner at CIP. “While CIP has a significant portfolio of power-to-gas projects, Uniper’s strong position with German energy customers is a key enabler in establishing this new market.”

The under development HØST PtX Esbjerg is a 1-GW Power-to-X project, with construction expected to start in 2025. It is anticipated to be operational in 2028/2029, producing up to 140,000 t/y of green hydrogen for use in the chemicals industry, primarily in the German market.