H2 initiative and network in Kreis Heinsberg  


On the initiative of the Landrat des Kreises Heinsberg (district administrator of Kreis Heinsberg) and the Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Heinsberg (business development agency for the Kreis Heinsberg), important stakeholders from the hydrogen, energy, construction and mobility industries from Kreis Heinsberg met for the first time at the beginning of 2021 to exchange ideas.


A working group and a consortium of companies were quickly formed for the development of a joint project under the lead of NEA GREEN GmbH & Co. KG.

The result is the idea of a fully comprehensive hydrogen system on an industrial scale in Kreis Heinsberg, with a showcase character!

,,H2HS -Development and implementation of a fully comprehensive hydrogen supply system at the Heinsberg-Oberbruch industrial park site and for the entire region"

Project objective:

The goal is to develop and implement a fully comprehensive hydrogen system that demonstrates on an industrial scale how the future sustainable hydrogen economy will work. This means: Electricity input from renewable energy sources, generation of hydrogen by means of an electrolyzer adapted to the local demand, as well as compression, storage and use of the hydrogen on site and in the immediate vicinity adapted to this.



  • Active use of synergies for the success of a regional hydrogen economy, i.e. utilization of all electricity flows both from and for hydrogen production.
  • Optimal location for all use cases of the H2 value chain: commercial, industrial, residential and public transportation
  • Development of a scalable and broadly applicable economically and ecologically sustainable hydrogen concept
  • Optimal use of the high share of renewable energy in Kreis Heinsberg by means of digitalization and real-time control and thus optimized interaction of renewable energy and hydrogen
  • Development of new business fields and securing a sustainable future for the regional economy (structural support)
  • Positive effects on the regional labor market and in the direction of defined climate protection goals of Kreis Heinsberg
  • High visibility for our district in the current top future topic of hydrogen

The active project partners:

  • Frauenrath BauConcept GmbH
  • Alliander Netz Heinsberg GmbH
  • BMR energy solutions GmbH
  • NEA GREEN GmbH & Co. KG
  • Veolia Industriepark Deutschland GmbH

Associated partners (consumption side H2):

  • SIEMENS Mobility GmbH
  • DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH

Supporting institutions:

  • Der Landrat des Kreis Heinsberg, Stephan Pusch
  • Der Bürgermeister der Stadt Heinsberg, Kai Louis
  • Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft (WFG) für den Kreis Heinsberg mbH