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Factsheet for measure NO-2022-26/2772 – measures in Norway
|Country||Norway , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 23 June 2022|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/innovation
|Author||Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 August 2022 (updated 12 September 2022)|
Enova is a state enterprise, owned by the Ministry of Climate and Environment, assigned to contribute to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, development of energy and climate technology.
The Norwegian government has ambitions linked to the development of hydrogen and wants to contribute to building a coherent value chain for hydrogen produced with no or low emissions. Since hydrogen can become a central climate solution in tomorrow's Norway. This particularly applies to the maritime sector and industry.
As part of the government’s policy for transition to a low-emission society, Enova has decided to support production and use of hydrogen in the maritime sector. In June 2022, Enova announced an investment support for several projects amounting to NOK 1.12 billion (€112 million).
Enova has decided to support five production facilities for renewable hydrogen along the Norwegian coast with NOK 669 million (€66.9 million) and building of seven hydrogen powered vessels with NOK 451.3 million (€45.1 million).
The five production facilities for renewable hydrogen, supported by Enova, will establish an infrastructure that will enable further technology development in the industry. The hubs will also be able to supply fuel to hydrogen-powered vessels operating in the Norwegian coast. Enova has in addition supported building seven hydrogen- and ammonia-powered vessels.
The production facilities will be located in Glomfjord, Rørvik, Hitra, Florø, and Kristiansand.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Public support service providers
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information on social partners’ involvement.
No information on social partners’ views.
This case is sector-specific (only private sector)
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|D - Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply||D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply|
|H - Transportation And Storage||H50 Water transport|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Support for hydrogen projects in the maritime sector, measure NO-2022-26/2772 (measures in Norway), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NO-2022-26_2772.html
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