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The import of coal and oil and the operation of two coal-fired power plants have long distinguished Wilhelmshaven as a leading German energy hub.

With the decommission of coal-fired power plants and decarbonisation of energy imports, Wilhelmshaven is now facing a major transformation as an energy and industrial location, with enormous opportunities to become a hub for green energy sources for the whole of Germany. This will in turn transform and strengthen the region economically.

Wilhelmshaven has several unique qualities which make it suitable for such a hub.

As Germany’s only deep-water port, on the German North Sea coast, Wilhelmshaven offers easy access for large vessels to import hydrogen in the form of ammonia.

The port is also set to be the landing point for major offshore wind farms due to be erected in the German North Sea d, making it ideal for large electrolysers.

Further advantages of the region include its proximity to nearby salt caverns such as Etzel or Krummhörn used for large-scale storage of hydrogen and the early connection to the hydrogen pipeline for the European Hydrogen Backbone project.

Other activities in the region outline the vast potential of the unique location of Wilhelmshaven. Uniper proudly supports and engages in projects like the Energy-Hub Port of WHV.

As Germany’s only deep-water port, on the German North Sea coast, Wilhelmshaven offers easy access for large vessels to import hydrogen in the form of ammonia.