Masdar, Dutch firms advance hydrogen export plans to Amsterdam port

Abu Dhabi-based clean energy company Masdar and its Dutch partners Port of Amsterdam, SkyNRG and Zenith Energy Terminals have signed a joint study agreement (JSA) to assess the feasibility of a dedicated liquefied green hydrogen supply chain for Masdar-produced hydrogen to the port of Amsterdam.

Courtesy of Port of Amsterdam

Under the JSA, the parties are expected to join efforts to study a liquefied green hydrogen supply chain, focusing on production by Masdar and export to the port of Amsterdam to provide hydrogen to regional industries, as well as the European hinterland.

With combined capabilities, the partners to the JSA are said to feature an end-to-end supply chain, with liquefied hydrogen presenting a concrete opportunity to ship green hydrogen from Masdar’s production facilities for offtake and subsequent conversion to e-SAF by SkyNRG in the port of Amsterdam.

Mohammad Abdelqader El-Ramahi, Chief Green Hydrogen Officer, Masdar, stated: “This joint study agreement is a commitment to explore and support the use of green hydrogen to benefit industries across the world. The Port of Amsterdam’s busy terminals and operations have the potential to be a perfect match for Masdar-produced green hydrogen, and we look forward to once again working closely with our Dutch partners in advancing the potential of a green hydrogen supply chain in Amsterdam.”

The new agreement follows the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in January 2023 between Masdar, Port of Amsterdam, SkyNRG, Evos Amsterdam and Zenith Energy Terminals.

Dorine Bosman, Chief Investment Officer at Port of Amsterdam, said: “This agreement heralds the next phase of our collaboration with Masdar. We are proud of the progress that has been made since we signed our memorandum of understanding in January this year.

The fact that we are moving into the next phase so quickly underlines the viability and strength of the liquid hydrogen import proposition Port of Amsterdam and Zenith Energy Terminals have to offer. With companies like SkyNRG working on the forefront of innovation, we are confident that we can make green hydrogen import corridors a reality with strong partners like Masdar.”


To remind, during COP28 in Dubai, UAE, the Port of Amsterdam, Zenith Energy Terminals and GasLog signed an agreement with the Government of Oman and Hydrom to jointly study the development of a liquid hydrogen supply chain that will deliver Omani green hydrogen to the Amsterdam port and onwards to Europe.

The primary aim of the agreement is to establish a green hydrogen corridor between the Sultanate of Oman and the Netherlands, with the terminal of Zenith Energy as the destination for the import, regasification and further distribution of Oman-produced hydrogen to both local off-takers within the port of Amsterdam, as well as large industries in the European hinterland.

To note, Zenith Energy Terminals is developing an open-access liquid hydrogen import facility in Amsterdam, focusing on providing hydrogen producers access to Dutch and European hydrogen markets.