Three leading Central-European gas infrastructure companies, GASCADE, NET4GAS and OGE, have joined forces to develop a hydrogen corridor from the North Sea to Southern Germany via the Czech Republic.
The joint initiative called the Czech-German Hydrogen Interconnector (CGHI) aims to create a hydrogen transportation route between potential hydrogen supply areas in the Nordic-Baltic region, via the Czech Republic to large hydrogen demand clusters in Southern Germany. Additionally, this corridor will also supply hydrogen customers in the Czech Republic along this corridor, mainly to the expected hydrogen cluster in Northern Bohemia.
The project partners believe that the Czech-German Hydrogen Interconnector can be created mainly based on repurposing existing infrastructure for hydrogen transport. This will allow for a quick implementation of the project and lead to significant investment savings compared to a newly built pipeline. According to the initial technical analysis commissioning is possible by 2030. The later target transport capacity will be up to 144 GWh pure hydrogen per day. The project partners strongly believe that this powerful international partnership will play an important role in the hydrogen transmission in the future.