Gasunie goes to market with hydrogen storage capacity
Dutch company to offer capacity at Groningen salt cavern in open season starting in mid-June
Dutch gas infrastructure company Gasunie will offer hydrogen storage capacity in an open season process starting on 15 June as it looks to line up customers to use salt caverns it is developing at Zuidwending in Groningen. The capacity on offer consists of a bundle with three components: injection, transmission and storage. Gasunie subsidiary Hystock, which is running the open the season process, is requesting financial guarantees from market parties, with the intention of offering a binding contract, the company says. Gasunie did not specify the volume of storage on offer. The first salt cavern is expected to be operational in 2028, with a further three scheduled to start up in 2030.