Gen2 Energy has now received a general building permit for the H2 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 H2 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 H2 plant in Mosjøen. The building permit for the green H2 production facility in Mosjøen is groundbreaking for the H2 sector’s development in Norway. It is the largest H2 plant to have received a general building permit in Norway so far. The facility will have a production capacity of approximately 42 tpd of green H2.
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 H2 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 H2 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 said, “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 H2 production, transport and logistics solutions, and of course, safety covering all aspects of the production and transport of green H2.”
Svein-Erik Figved, Head of Public Affairs at Gen2 Energy said, “A new milestone in our steady work towards realizing the large-volume green H2 production facility has been reached. The H2 plant will be a forward-looking and modern industrial facility for the production of green H2, 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.”