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Norwegian Hydrogen unveils expansion into Finland with a new hydrogen production plant in Tornio

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Norwegian Hydrogen AS finally discloses some of their ambitions in Finland, by announcing an important green hydrogen project in Tornio.

Concept illustration of the Arctio North industrial area.
Concept illustration of the Arctio North industrial area. Business Tornio

Tornio has been selected as a one of Norwegian Hydrogen's locations for production of green hydrogen in Finland, and a 20-hectare area in the Arctic North industrial area has already been reserved for the company. This decision is based on the infrastructural advantages it offers to support the efficient production and distribution of hydrogen, making it an ideal location.

In 2023, Norwegian Hydrogen established its wholly owned subsidiary, Vireon, as the leading provider of hydrogen refueling for heavy-duty transport in the Nordic region. Vireon is actively engaged in developing and constructing hydrogen fueling infrastructure, first of all throughout the Nordic region. While Vireon’s plans in Finland have been known already for some time, Norwegian Hydrogen’s activities related to production of green hydrogen and green hydrogen derivatives have not been announced until now.

"Our venture in Finland is very important for Norwegian Hydrogen, marking our commitment to contribute to the development of a sustainable society and economic vitality in the entire Nordic region," says Simen Skaare Eriksen, Chief Commercial Officer of Norwegian Hydrogen.

The expansion has been warmly received by local officials and business leaders. The city of Tornio and Business Tornio have been instrumental in facilitating this venture.

“Norwegian Hydrogen's plan summarizes very well the long-term work done in the development of Arctio North and highlights the region's potential for the hydrogen economy. We are very pleased that Tornio has been chosen as a key part of Norwegian Hydrogen's plan towards a sustainable future”, says Hannaleena Posti, Deputy CEO of Business Tornio.

Petri Luoma, Project Director of Norwegian Hydrogen Finland Oy, shared his enthusiasm for Tornio as the ideal location for this ambitious project. "Tornio emerged as a natural choice, aligning perfectly with our goals. The city's industrial landscape, coupled with its transport and energy infrastructure, presents an optimal setting for hydrogen production." 

More information:

Marielle Furnes Mannseth, Group Brand & Sustainability Officer, Norwegian Hydrogen 
marielle@nh2.no 
+47 93 40 21 40


Petri Luoma, Project Director Norwegian Hydrogen Finland Oy 
petri.luoma@norwegianhydrogen.com 
+358 40 754 0376 

About Norwegian Hydrogen 

Norwegian Hydrogen AS builds and operates a comprehensive network of production sites and distribution systems for green hydrogen throughout the Nordics, tailored to meet the future requirements for zero-emission energy in a wide range of mobility and industrial segments. Norwegian Hydrogen is establishing the production of green hydrogen throughout the Nordics and will soon start production at its facility in Hjørring, Denmark. 

The company is supported by a group of strong industrial owners, including Mitsui, & Co., Ltd, Fortescue, Flakk Group, Hexagon Purus, Hofseth International, and hydropower producer Tafjord Kraftproduksjon. 

Its wholly owned subsidiary Vireon is the leading hydrogen refueler for heavy-duty transportation in the Nordics, currently developing and building infrastructure across Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. 

Norwegian Hydrogen’s headquarter is in Ålesund, Norway, with offices in Oslo, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Stockholm. 

www.norwegianhydrogen.com

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