Danish heavyweights to build 1.3 GW green hydrogen plant in Copenhagen

A consortium including major Danish players like Ørsted and Maersk want to set up extensive green hydrogen production capacity in their home country. The concept has yet to disclose a cost estimate and scope of required state aid.

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An electrolysis plant with 1.3 GW capacity could be installed south of Copenhagen in 2030. Using at least 3 GW of offshore wind, the plant would be able to supply more than 250,000 metric tons on hydrogen-based fuels for use in heavy transport, ships and airplanes, the consortium announces to both Danish daily Berlingske and UK business media Financial Times.

The consortium consists of Ørsted, A.P. Møller Mærsk, DSV Panalpina, SAS, Cowi, Copenhagen Airport, DFDS and Boston Consulting Group.

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