Germany and Italy are set to collaborate on the construction of a hydrogen pipeline stretching from North Africa to southern Germany. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni formalized this partnership through the signing of an Action Plan for Strategic Cooperation, reinforcing energy ties between the two nations.
The plan outlines the intention to progress the construction of new gas and hydrogen pipelines connecting Germany and Italy via Austria or Switzerland, with a specific focus on the South-Central Corridor linking southern Germany and Italy to North Africa.
This corridor aims to enhance cross-border infrastructure and enable the importation of 10 million tons of hydrogen by 2030, fostering a more extensive European hydrogen network.
Source : ECP