The Central European Hydrogen Corridor (CEHC) initiative was launched in 2021 by four gas infrastructure companies (OGE, NET4GAS, eustream, Gas TSO of Ukraine) driven by the vision to develop a hydrogen “highway” through Central Europe. The initiative explores the feasibility of creating a hydrogen pipeline corridor in Central Europe for transporting hydrogen from major hydrogen supply areas in Ukraine via Slovakia and the Czech Republic to hydrogen demand areas in Germany. The hydrogen corridor will also enable the transport of hydrogen between hydrogen production facilities and hydrogen consumers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
1,000 - 1,500 million EUR
“The Central European Hydrogen Corridor is important as it offers the possibility of delivering substantial amounts of hydrogen to industrial demand centres in Germany and Central Europe already by 2030.”
“The initial analysis confirms that the most relevant natural gas pipelines for this project can be repurposed to carry 100% hydrogen. That significantly lowers the costs of the project as a whole.”
General Director, EUSTREAM
“The results of the pre-feasibility study are very positive. The study clearly indicates that it is technically feasible to transport 144 GWh of hydrogen per day through Central Europe by 2030.”
Managing Director, NET4GAS
Deputy General Director for Development and Transformation, GTSOU
The European Commission continues to support the creation of a hydrogen corridor from Ukraine...
In 2021, four leading Central European gas infrastructure companies joined forces to develop a...
The pre-feasibility study indicates that it is technically feasible to transport 120 GWh of...