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Final commissioning and testing at Hellesylt, preparing for full-scale green H2 production within the next few weeks

The first grams of green H2 molecules have been produced at the Hellesylt site in Norway. Developed, built, and operated by Norwegian Hydrogen, the project has now entered its final commissioning and test phase, getting ready for full commercial operation in only a few weeks.

Utilizing renewable energy sources from local hydropower stations in Hellesylt, the green H2 production plant at Hellesylt stands as one of Norway's pioneering green H2 plants. The facility is dedicated to enabling zero emissions in the Geiranger World Heritage Fjord and will initially serve a broader region, marking a significant step in Norway's green energy transition.

Hellesylt H2 Hub will also open the first high-capacity H2 refueling station in the region, through Vireon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norwegian Hydrogen serving the heavy-duty mobility segment.

During the upcoming weeks, there will be rigorous testing and optimization of the facility to ensure a smooth transition into full production. The plant is expected to gradually ramp up its output, ultimately reaching a maximum capacity of 1.3 tpd of green H2. The first deliveries of green H2 from Hellesylt will be made to Veidekke, Cyan Energy, Skulebas and Vireon, as previously announced.

Kåre Nerem, who has been with Norwegian Hydrogen for almost three years, will take on the role of Operations Manager for Hellesylt H2 Hub. Nerem has played a crucial role in the development of the Hellesylt project from its inception and brings extensive experience and technical expertise to his new role.

“With Kåre's deep understanding of the Hellesylt project and his in-depth experience with H2 technology, gained both with us as well as earlier in his career, we have identified the best person for this position. His leadership will be instrumental as we begin production and contribute to the growth of green H2 as a key energy source in this region,” said Jens Berge, CEO of Norwegian Hydrogen.

“I am honored to take on the position of Operations Manager for our Hellesylt site. Having worked closely on this project, I am excited to lead our team as we begin production and contribute to the growth of green H2,” said Kåre Nerem, Operations Manager for Hellesylt.