Denmark is expected to lead global length additions in pipeline capacity for hydrogen from 2022 to 2026, contributing around 35% of the global total during this period.
That is according the data and analytics company GlobalData in its latest report, ‘Hydrogen Pipelines Length and Capital Expenditure (CapEx) Forecast by Region, Countries and Companies including details of New Build and Expansion (Planned and Announced) Projects, 2022-2026’.
The report reveals that Denmark is set to have a total hydrogen pipeline length of 800km by 2026 through announced projects.
Himani Pant Pandey, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Holstebro–Hamburg is the largest upcoming hydrogen pipeline project in Denmark with a length of 450 km. Expected to start operations in 2025, the pipeline aims to supply green hydrogen from offshore windfarms in Denmark to Germany to meet local industrial demand.”
The Netherlands ranks second globally in terms of hydrogen pipeline length additions, with an announced pipeline length of 545km by 2026. The Groningen–Alkmaar–Yara is the longest upcoming hydrogen pipeline project during 2022 to 2026 with a proposed length of 308km.
Pandey adds: “Italy stands third globally with a planned hydrogen pipeline length of 440km by 2026. The Snam Hydrogen is the longest upcoming pipeline in the country and is slated to begin operations in 2026. The pipeline is expected to boost hydrogen consumption in the country.”