Ports of Argentia, Hamburg join forces on hydrogen export/import corridor


The partnership between Canada and Germany recognizes the need for urgent creation of a maritime supply chain for green hydrogen.

Port of Hamburg

Port of Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and Hamburg Port Authority, Germany, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to collaborate on the export and import of green hydrogen from Canada to Germany.

The LoI was signed at the Canada-Germany Hydrogen and Ammonia Producer-Offtaker Conference in Hamburg as part of the implementation of the Canada-Germany Energy Partnership and Hydrogen Alliance committing the two countries to collaboration in the export of clean Canadian hydrogen to Germany.

“This signing strategically aligns both the ports of Argentia and Hamburg to facilitate the development of a hydrogen export/import corridor as we collectively establish our ports as leaders in the global energy transition,” Port of Argentia CEO Scott Penney said.

“This LOI confirms our commitment to the principals of the Alliance and in collaboration with Hamburg Port Authority, our ports will solidify our roles in providing energy transportation solutions.”

Copyright: Port of Hamburg

“The ports of Argentia and Hamburg concur that a maritime supply chain for green hydrogen and its derivates is urgently needed. Such novel supply chains need close cooperation and collaboration among exporting and importing ports. As future production and consumption locations, both ports have unique offerings to share in a manner that can be mutually beneficial,” Jens Meier, CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority, said.

This LOI supports the mandate of the Governments of Canada and Germany to establish an energy partnership and foster collaboration aimed at reducing emissions and transitioning to cleaner fuels. The two countries are also working toward establishing a greener economy and supporting the joint declaration of intent to establish a Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance.

In signing this LOI, the Port of Argentia and Hamburg Port Authority will support the initiatives in their respective port areas to establish a robust supply chain of green hydrogen derivatives between the two ports.

Port of Argentia has partnered with Pattern Energy in Argentia Renewables, a 300-MW wind energy to green hydrogen production project at Argentia. This LOI will form the framework for collaboration to facilitate the production, distribution, and application of green hydrogen derivates.

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