The Port of Hanstholm has taken the first step towards becoming Europe’s first CO2-neutral fishing port. This is done with a declaration of intent, which the Port of Hanstholm has signed with the Danish developer of renewable energy, European Energy.
n addition to solar and wind energy plants, the company also wants to establish a Power-to-X plant for the production of e-methanol and hydrogen at Hanstholm Harbor.
At Hanstholm Harbor, there is a prospect of rich activity on the 130,000 square meter hinterland area, which a large-scale expansion over recent years has added to the harbor.
The goal is to transform the majority of the large area into a local energy community with the name “Hanstholm Energifælleskab A / S”. It must be the framework for a wide range of green energy production at Hanstholm Harbor.
The Port of Hanstholm has recently been in dialogue with the Danish developer of renewable energy European Energy about the possibility of entering into a partnership, which will form the basis for an energy community at the port.
Now, common ambitions have paved the way for the conclusion of a letter of intent with a view to a partnership. This is a great opportunity for the Port of Hanstholm, which with the realization of the energy community will not only attract large investments and create life on the port’s new hinterland area, but also create an energy community that is the first of its kind in a Danish fishing port.
The aim of the declaration of intent is to pave the way for Hanstholm Harbor to become Europe’s greenest and first CO2-neutral fishing harbor. The project puts full focus on Power-to-X via a strong port symbiosis, where recycling of residual products from local industry turns into renewable energy.
With the expansion of Hanstholm Harbor, we have the right capacity to kickstart an energy adventure that can support green conversion, attract billions of investments from green industries and create extra work for, among others, the many local service companies at Hanstholm Harbor and contractors throughout Thisted Municipality. In this way, we want to show how a fishing port can also be an energy port and create strong synergy between the fishing industry and green energy.
…says port director Nils Skeby.
The right knowledge is absolutely essential to realize Hanstholm Harbor’s ambitious vision of becoming Europe’s first CO2-neutral fishing port, and here, according to the port’s chairman of the board, Kirsten Hede, European Energy is a really good match.
At the Port of Hanstholm, targeted efforts towards realizing a visionary Energy Community, which will make the port to the first CO2-neutral fishing port in Europe.
Therefore, it is absolutely essential to find a partner with the right experience to realize the port’s ambitious energy plans, and we are therefore very much looking forward to working with European Energy, which has extensive experience in developing and constructing renewable energy plants.