Gascade and Fluxys step up Europe offshore hydrogen plans


Cascade and Fluxys have applied to the European Commission for Project of Common Interest (PCI) status for the AquaDuctus project, marking a major step forward in their plans for an offshore pipeline for green hydrogen in the North Sea.

The move by the two infrastructure operators highlights the project’s importance for the hydrogen ramp-up.

The offshore pipeline, which will be over 400km long when completed, will become a lynch-pin of Germany’s and Europe’s future offshore hydrogen infrastructure, explains Gascae Managing Director Christoph von dem Bussche.

He said, “That is because the pipeline is designed as a ‘backbone’, able to collect hydrogen from multiple production sites while also offering the potential to link up with other international hydrogen flows through the North Sea.”

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