Hydrogen readiness of Poseidon Offshore section (Greece-Italy)
Considering the new European energy strategy and the prominent role that hydrogen will play in energy transition, IGI Poseidon is working to implement a full hydrogen transportability across the Poseidon Offshore Pipeline.
In this context, IGI Poseidon performed several studies forecasting a significant increase in the next decades of renewable hydrogen availability for export from Greece and Cyprus to Europe.
The project will
strengthen the existing European infrastructure system, in terms of hydrogen transmission capacity and diversification of access to renewable sources;
reduce energy infrastructures bottlenecks and enable access to new green energy sources, thus fostering a fully interconnected SEE market;
create a strategic energy backbone able to ensure security and diversification of supply via a new stable and efficient energy transmission line, connecting generation sites in Southern Europe with demand sites in Central Europe;
in line with Europe's energy transition strategy, support the decarbonization path within the Southeast European region by promoting the production and consumption of renewable energy;
The Project, thanks to its key geographical positioning, will link HI West and HI East Hydrogen Corridors, favoring integration of new renewable energy sources and playing a key role in achieving European energy supply diversification targets, in line with the latest provisions of PCI requirements.