Press release: NLC Storuman terminal invests in hydrogen

Press release: NLC Storuman terminal invests in hydrogen

Storuman municipality’s wholly-owned subsidiary ILC (Industri- och logistikcentrum AB) has signed a letter of intent with Svevind, where Svevind and ILC intend to enable the establishment of a hydrogen production facility at the NLC Storuman terminal. The energy for hydrogen production is to be supplied from wind power planned by Svevind.

– In the municipality of Storuman, large volumes of renewable energy have been produced for a long time. The advantage of the planned establishment is that in this case the energy will be further refined on site. It produces a different effect in the local community, not least in the form of a strengthened business life and a broadened labor market, says Tomas Mörtsell, chairman of the municipal board in Storuman municipality and chairman of the ILC.

– This investment is at the right time in view of the transition to a fossil-free society. The Norrland base industry is in demand for hydrogen in the transition to fossil-free production, continues Tomas Mörtsell.

Wolfgang Kropp, CEO of the SVEVIND group, welcomes the investment in Storuman and sees synergy effects with Europe’s largest wind project, Markbygden 1101 outside Piteå.

– I am proud that we have reached this far in our work aimed at a green transition, but much more needs to be done. In our 1101 project, a year ago we passed the historic milestone of more than 1,000 Megawatt (1GW) capacity and are on our way to the final goal of 3.5 GW, says Wolfgang Kropp.

– Now, with that experience behind us, we can safely move on to the next project in Northern Sweden. From the European horizon, we can feel great admiration for the industrial expansion that is currently taking place in Northern Sweden and which we saw coming almost 20 years ago, and therefore the Storuman project will be an essential enabler for the continued development in Northern Sweden, Wolfgang Kropp continues.

– The letter of intent that was signed is an important milestone in the work to develop Storuman as a logistics node for northern Sweden’s interior. At the same time, it is important to remember that we are only at the beginning of the work on the establishment. There is still a lot of work to be done with the permit process, in that work the dialogue with the citizens of the municipality will be a very important part, says Tomas Mörtsell.