Statement on the new procurement regulation of the BMWi
- A hydrogen pipeline is now considered as a transportation system in the award process and is preferred over transportation by ship. The catch is that project developers who want to use existing gas pipelines for offshore transport will be better off in the award process.
- In addition, the land development plan (FEP) lags behind the new allocation criteria in terms of the hydrogen pipeline. The pipeline is specifically prohibited in the FEP.
- The next sticking point is financial support. How and in what amount it is to be paid has not been clarified at any point. This means a greater investment risk for the companies applying.