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The Baltic Sea Hydrogen Collector deemed a Project of Common Interest by the European Commission

November 28, 2023, 16:30
On November 28, the European Commission announced that the Baltic Sea Hydrogen Collector is included on its 6th list of European Projects of Common Interest (PCI). The Commission will now submit the PCI list to the European Parliament and the Council for approval.
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The Baltic Sea Hydrogen Collector (BHC) will be a large-scale, cross-border collection and transportation infrastructure for green hydrogen. The project was initiated by the Finnish and Swedish gas transmission system operators (TSOs) Gasgrid Finland Oy and Nordion Energi AB together with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and OX2.  

The project aims at unlocking the potential for more energy production in the Baltic Sea Region and support the creation of an efficient, harmonized, and reliable European hydrogen market. It will create a first-of-its-kind offshore hydrogen pipeline infrastructure in the Baltic Sea Region to secure more energy for the Nordics and Europe.

By being part of the PCI list, the BHC is deemed as a key cross-border infrastructure project that will contribute to the EU’s energy independence, climate targets and to establishing an affordable, secure and sustainable European energy system. The PCI status will support the BHC’s realization by enabling simplified permitting processes and the possibility to apply for funding from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility program.

BHC is currently performing technical studies and investigations into possible locations that could be suitable for constructing the projected hydrogen pipeline. The pipeline is expected to be ready by 2030, pending further decisions.

For more information about BHC, please visit