About as far north as you can get on the European mainland, in Berlevåg, Norway, you will find one of the very few plants in Europe which already are producing green hydrogen. There, in Varanger peninsula, Varanger Kraft produces electricity from wind power. Since there is a potential in the future to produce more electricity than can be transported out of the Varanger peninsula, it was decided to use hydrogen as an energy carrier. For that purpose an international cooperation project was stablished. The funding for the project comes through an EU Horizon 2020 funded program, Haeolus.
The plant is already in operation, but the last piece in the puzzle, to produce fuel, is not yet established. However, Varanger Kraft Hydrogen (VKH) has made plans to expand the facility to sell compressed hydrogen to potential customers. VKH has engaged Citec to perform a detailed engineering design, that includes procurement assistance, of a hydrogen compression (1 tonne/day) and high-pressure mobile storage packages (350 bar) to be located adjacent to the existing hydrogen production building.
In this interesting project Citec carries out engineering work within Process and Mechanical engineering, Technical Procurement, Layout and Structural Engineering as well as Electrical, Instrumentation and Automation.