🇳🇴 General building permit for the hydrogen plant in Mosjøen in place

September 18, 2023
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Press release from Gen2 Energy

Gen2 Energy has now received a general building permit for the hydrogen plant in Mosjøen and for the associated administrative building. Vefsn municipality, which has processed the application, has approved Gen2 Energy’s plans for the green hydrogen production facility and the administrative building.

The building permit recently granted to Gen2 Energy now opens up opportunities to proceed with the realization of the large-scale green hydrogen plant in Mosjøen. The building permit for the green hydrogen production facility in Mosjøen is groundbreaking for the hydrogen sector’s development in Norway. It is the largest hydrogen plant to have received a general building permit in Norway so far. The facility will have a production capacity of approximately 42 tons of green hydrogen per day.

Before actual construction can commence, Vefsn municipality must issue project start-up permissions for the various parts of the facility. Gen2 Energy is well underway in preparing the groundwork for the necessary project start-up permissions. The hydrogen plant will be a modern and environmentally friendly industrial facility. Safety has been carefully considered, and there is currently also an application to the DSB (Directorate for Civil Protection) for approval of the facility in accordance with the Major Accident Regulations.

The entire process of the building permit application has worked very well. The dialogue with the municipality’s administration beforehand and the processing of the application in the municipality’s building applications department have been orderly and efficient.

Neighbors and other affected authorities have had few comments to the plans for the hydrogen facility. The comments and questions directed towards the building application have been taken seriously and handled in a responsible manner. The facility, as it will appear, has been well-received by the local community in Mosjøen.

Lars Grimsmo, EVP for Project Development at Gen2 Energy, says:
The building permit application is a significant step towards the investment decision to commence construction of the facility. Together with our partners, we have put in significant effort in developing and planning the plant, including hydrogen production, transport and logistics solutions, and of course, safety covering all aspects of the production and transport of green hydrogen.”

Svein-Erik Figved, Head of Public Affairs at Gen2 Energy, says:
A new milestone in our steady work towards realizing the large-volume green hydrogen production facility has been reached. The hydrogen plant will be a forward-looking and modern industrial facility for the production of green hydrogen, which will be a crucial part of the necessary energy transition. Norway and Europe need more green energy products, and Mosjøen could become a central part of this.”


For further information, please contact
Svein-Erik Figved, Head of Public Affairs, +47 982 21 007, [email protected]
Lars Grimsmo, EVP for Project Development, +47 990 24 650, [email protected]

Gen2 Energy in brief
Gen2 Energy is a Norwegian company dedicated to developing, building, owning and operating an integrated value chain for green hydrogen. The company aims to have several large-scale production facilities for green hydrogen located in Norway and Northern Europe as well as an efficient distribution network that ensures safe and reliable delivery to customers. Gen2 Energy also aims to use low/zero emission fuel in its distribution system, with a holistic view of the climate and environmental footprint of the hydrogen value chainM


Originally published on 18 September.