Dmytro Lyppa presented advantages of the Central European Hydrogen Corridor at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin

During the round table “Development of the Ukraine-EU Hydrogen Corridor” held in the wings of the Ukraine Recovery Conference that took place on June 11-12 in Berlin, Dmytro Lyppa, General Director of the Gas TSO of Ukraine (GTSOU), presented competitive advantages of the Central European Hydrogen Corridor (CEHC).

“Due to the repurposing of existing pipeline corridors, investment costs needed for the CEHC are significantly lower than those needed for the development of new hydrogen infrastructure. This makes the project highly competitive compared to alternative options,” Dmytro Lyppa noted.

Potential Ukrainian production companies, EU-based consumers, operators of gas transmission systems, as well as financial institutions took part in the discussion of hydrogen sector prospects and investment opportunities that was held during the round table.

Dmytro Lyppa informed the participants of the event about the GTSOU’s work within the CEHC project, which the Company implements jointly with gas transmission system operators of Slovakia (EUSTREAM), the Czech Republic (NET4GAS), and Germany (OGE).

As the GTSOU’s General Director emphasized, the key to the successful implementation of the CEHC project is close cooperation of the parties involved, as well as the fulfillment of obligations along the value chain: from production, through transportation to consumption and financial support.

Let it be reminded that in 2023 the CEHC project was included on the European Commission’s first list of projects of common and mutual interest as one that fully meets the goals of the European Green Deal. The project is meant to ensure the transportation of renewable hydrogen from Ukraine through Slovakia and the Czech Republic to Germany and other EU countries. The project is planned for implementation before 2030.