Ramboll completes safety analysis before start-up in 2023. The project will produce up to 66,660 MWh of hydrogen annually, which can correspond to 40 trucks and conversion of local industries’ processes, or a reduction in emissions of up to 20,000 tonnes of Co2e per year compared with fossil-based fuels.

Since 2021, the energy company Svea Vind Offshore has been developing a commercial hydrogen project for the production, storage and distribution of hydrogen from renewable energy in the Port of Gävle. The project is now entering the next stage with the completion of safety analyzes prepared in collaboration between Svea Vind Offshore and Ramboll. The safety analyzes form the basis for detailed design and construction.

-Our team has prepared the project carefully and the plan is to commission the facility next year. We chose to collaborate with Ramboll’s security experts as their competence, experience and flexibility for a commercial project stand out. We and Ramboll share the view that the business community must be sustainable. Companies need to change now to be competitive and we want to take on the role of catalyst with our projects in hydrogen and offshore wind power to facilitate the transition, says Mattias Wärn, CEO of Svea Vind Offshore.

The project takes place in close collaboration with actors in the transport and industrial sector and will produce up to 66,660 MWh of hydrogen annually, which can correspond to 40 trucks and conversion of local industries’ processes, or a reduction in emissions of up to 20,000 tonnes of Co2e per year compared to had used fossil fuels. The project is commercial from the start and the purchase agreement for hydrogen has been entered into with, among others, the transport intermediary Maserfrakt AB.

Ramboll, med 16 000 medarbetare globalt och kontor i Gävle kombinerar lokal kännedom och ledande spetskompetens inom vätgasområdet. Första delen av samarbetet mellan Ramboll och Svea Vind Offshore sker med utgångspunkt i de globala säkerhetsstandarderna enligt lagstiftningen SEVESO.
– Vi är stolta över att få samarbeta med Svea Vind Offshore för att realisera den här satsningen. Deras team har kommit långt och projektet kommer att bidra till energiomställningen vilket ligger helt i linje med vår egen strategi. Vi har liksom Svea Vind Offshore fullt fokus på hållbarhet och vi har en ambition att fungera som katalysator för den omställning som våra energisystem behöver, säger Simon Jansson, chef för Ramboll Energy.

The green hydrogen gas to be produced in the port of Gävle will be used in the industrial and transport sectors. Hydrogen is a good complement to renewable electricity production and a central part of a 100 percent renewable energy system. Increased use of hydrogen is highlighted as a central part of achieving Sweden’s goal of net zero emissions by 2045 and a climate-neutral EU 2050 in the Swedish Energy Agency’s proposal for a strategy for hydrogen.