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Factsheet for measure NO-2022-26/2772 – measures in Norway

Support for hydrogen projects in the maritime sector

Enova støtter hydrogenprosjekter i maritim sektor

Country Norway , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 23 June 2022
Context Green Transition
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
Author Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound
Measure added 23 August 2022 (updated 12 September 2022)

Background information

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.

Content of measure

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.

Use of measure


Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Public support service providers
National funds

Social partners

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 involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No information on social partners’ involvement.

Views and reactions

No information on social partners’ views.

Sectors and occupations

    • 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,


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