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Europe to Get 1st Climate-Neutral Container Terminal Based on Hydrogen Tech

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

On the site of the former Coal Island, Germany’s duisport is to construct the trimodal Duisburg Gateway Terminal (DGT) by 2023 together with Cosco Shipping Logistics, Hupac SA, and the HTS Group.

As informed, DGT is set to become the first terminal with completely climate-neutral operations using hydrogen, intelligent networking, and the ability to supply neighboring districts with energy.

In addition, it will be the largest container terminal in the European hinterland.

To implement the complete energy transformation of the world’s largest inland port, duisport and the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT have analyzed forward-looking technologies and developed customized models for Europe’s largest hinterland hub as part of the “enerPort” project.

In the follow-up project, “enerPort II”, the next step is now to install a sustainable energy system in the DGT that links renewable energies, energy storage, consumers and various hydrogen technologies. Key components for this are fuel cell systems and hydrogen engines for power generation as well as battery storage.

“In the Duisburg Gateway Terminal, our operations will not only be digital and efficient, but also 100 percent climate-neutral.

The largest development project since ‘logport I’ 22 years ago is a model project with a resonance far beyond the Port of Duisburg. It shows what the logistics and energy supply of tomorrow will look like,” Markus Bangen, duisport CEO, said.

Other partners in the first hydrogen project to be implemented directly in the Port of Duisburg are Westenergie Netzservice GmbH, Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems business unit, Netze Duisburg GmbH, Stadtwerke Duisburg and Stadtwerke Duisburg Energiehandel GmbH.

The project is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection for a period of four years as part of the “Hydrogen Technology Offensive”.

Source: Offshore Energy

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