Norwegian industry group to develop Hydrogen Hub Mo
A consortium consisting of energy major Statkraft AS, CELSA Armeringståhl AS, a subsidiary of Spain-headed global steel major CELSA Group and Mo Industrial Park in Mo i Rana, Northern Norway have signed an agreement with the intent to develop a complete value chain for green hydrogen for industrial use in high-temperature metal processes. The ambition is to build an electrolysis facility, Hydrogen Hub Mo, to produce green hydrogen to replace fossil fuels currently used in CELSA's production.
The end product will be green steel, in the form of one of the world’s lowest carbon reinforcement steel for use in construction works. The initial plan is to study a production unit that can produce 2 to 4 tonnes of hydrogen per day.
The wider aim of the project is to position the Mo Industrial Park as a centre of expertise and a hub for hydrogen in Norway. The electrolysis facility will have the capacity to produce hydrogen for a range of companies and processes located in the industrial park.
The partnership also calls for a joint effort to develop projects that can drive demand for hydrogen in industrial applications and as a fuel as the market is growing.
Acquired by CELSA Group in 2006/2007, CELSA Armeringsståhl is located in Mo i Rana, Norway near the Arctic Circle. Using scrap steel the steel mill and combined rolling mill plant produces reinforcing bar (rebar) and wire rods for the Nordic region.
The largest recycler in Norway the plant recycles almost 1 million tonnes of scrap steel annually to produce around 600 000 tonnes of finished products with the balance as billets