Crown Prince Haakon Reinforces Partnership Between Hamburg and Norway for Green Hydrogen

Yesterday, the Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon visited Hamburg, where he announced ambitious plans for further co-operation between Norway and the Hanseatic city. Crown Prince Haakon expressed his delight at Hamburg's role as the main route to Europe and emphasised the importance of the port as a gateway to the world. Jimmie Langham was there and reported.

Hamburg and Norway: Working Together for Green Hydrogen

The visit included a town hall reception with over 550 invited guests, including prominent figures such as HHLA CEO Angela Titzrath, renowned climate researchers such as Mojib Latif and Jimmie Langham, Managing Director of cruh21. A key aim of the visit was to develop Hamburg's port into a forward-looking hub for climate-friendly hydrogen. Crown Prince Haakon's trip generally focused on key topics such as the economy, defence, energy and shipping. Mayor Tschentscher emphasised that Hamburg's port should serve as a hub for climate-friendly hydrogen, which is produced in Norway, among other places. He emphasised the urgency of climate protection and green industries in the 21st century and expressed his pleasure at the cooperation between Norway and Hamburg to realise this important goal.

cruh21 as a Strong Partner for the North Sea Offshore Hydrogen Masterplan

The North Sea naturally plays a central role in this context, for example with regard to the MOHN project. With the targets for offshore wind energy announced at the summit in Esbjerg, the North Sea is set to become the EU's power plant. It is predestined for hydrogen production. In view of the increasing number of offshore hydrogen projects and initiatives in the region, cross-border cooperation between the countries bordering the North Sea is essential. Therefore, the development of a transnational concept for offshore hydrogen production and transport is urgently needed. MOHN (Masterplan Offshore Hydrogen North Sea) addresses this challenge. The project aims to develop a strategy to accelerate the introduction of offshore electrolysis capacities in the North Sea. cruh21 is responsible for coordinating the joint MOHN project and many other work packages.

We would like to thank everyone for this exciting day at Hamburg City Hall and look forward to working with Norway!

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