Sweco will be supporting Dutch energy operator Gasunie in the development of a new energy infrastructure, enabling the operator’s transition from transportation of natural gas to hydrogen, CO2, renewable gas, and heat. Gasunie has allocated EUR 280 million for the framework contract for the next ten years, with Sweco’s share being approximately EUR 100 million evenly distributed over a period of ten years.

Gasunie, the energy network operator active in the Netherlands and the northern part of Germany, manages and maintains infrastructure for large-scale transport and storage of natural gas. Gasunie is in the process of shifting from natural gas towards renewable gasses such as hydrogen. To cater for this transition, 1.200 kilometres of new and existing pipelines are to be prepared for hydrogen in the Netherlands, with the capacity of 3,5 GW over the next decade. Sweco will be supporting Gasunie with consultancy, engineering, and environmental studies in this major infrastructure build-out.

The market demand for renewable gas is growing and Gasunie is making significant investments in the infrastructure needed to meet that demand. Gasunie is in the midst of the energy transition happening across Europe – and Sweco is proud to be their long-term partner in this,” says Eugene Grüter, Business Area President, Sweco in the Netherlands.

Sweco will be providing services within consultancy and engineering and the contract also allows for innovative projects related to the energy transition, such as hydrogen transport, district heating and green gas. In this project, Sweco in the Netherlands will leverage expertise of colleagues from across the Sweco group, to draw from the extensive experience of similar projects.

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