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Rotterdam and Pecém Ports Partner for Green Hydrogen and Offshore Wind Energy
By Seaandcoast | 20/05/2023
The ports of Rotterdam and Brazil's Pecém have joined forces in a new partnership to strengthen bilateral cooperation in port-related energy projects, including offshore wind energy and green hydrogen production. On May 10, 27 parties operating in these ports signed a cooperation agreement to enhance collaboration in port development, logistics, and hinterland connection. The partnership is aimed at accelerating innovation for green hydrogen and will contribute to the Port of Rotterdam Authority's ambition to become a pioneer in the European hydrogen economy. The port plans to import renewable energy on a large scale to supply Europe with green hydrogen.
This collaboration is part of a broader initiative called the Platform Zero Global Partnership for Hydrogen Innovation, which is spearheaded by the Rotterdam port, O Complexo do Pecém, Newcastle, and the Port of Sines. Representatives of 14 organizations, innovation hubs, and universities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the renewable energy transition with Platform Zero, Port of Rotterdam, and the City of Rotterdam. The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, and the Dutch economic delegation were present at the signing of the agreement via a live video link during the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition 2023 in Rotterdam.
The partnership is expected to open up new opportunities for international trade flows and investment from Europe in Brazil's Pecém port, which is co-owned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The port is also being explored as a potential site for a green hydrogen export hub by Stolthaven Terminals and the Pecém Industrial and Port Complex. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the global effort to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions, and it demonstrates the potential of international partnerships to drive innovation in the energy sector.