Developing efficient hydrogen infrastructure

The full benefits of a hydrogen economy will come as the energy carrier becomes an integrated part of world’s energy system
Developing efficient hydrogen infrastructure

Contact us:

Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead Hydrogen and CCS

Jason Goodhand

Jason Goodhand

Global Business Lead Storage

Governments and industry in several countries are in the process of testing hydrogen infrastructure.

A widescale hydrogen economy will require new or adapted gas infrastructure, sector coupling with renewables and the electricity grid, and the adoption of hydrogen for a range of industries and applications. 

DNV offers deep insight into technologies and policies enabling transport, storage and delivery of hydrogen. Through our technical knowledge, system understanding, and software expertise, we can enable safe and fast deployment of hydrogen and other low emission energy technologies at large scales.

We advise on transport and distribution – by shipping, road rail, and pipelines – for all forms of hydrogen-carriers, and on safe storage. We also support infrastructure related to specific uses, such as use hydrogen for heating in homes and businesses, and for use as a fuel in the maritime industry.

Watch our panel discussion with experts from Gasunie, Stedin and DNV, where we debate the key issues around developing efficient hydrogen infrastructure

Services to energy and maritime industries

  • Logistics assessments for import, transportation, logistics, and storage
  • Developing new metering and billing methodologies to accommodate blending of sustainable gasses into the grid
  • Development, approval, and supply of customer appliances and equipment suitable for hydrogen use
  • Modelling to identify hydrogen transmission system delivery capacity and seasonal storage requirements
  • Equipment testing to confirm that existing local grid infrastructure can safely accommodate hydrogen
  • Integrity evaluation of existing high-pressure natural gas transmission systems in relation to hydrogen transport
  • Reviewing and updating standards and procedures for operations, leak detection, and measurement, maintenance, and emergency response to accommodate hydrogen
  • Support on the development of port-specific hydrogen bunker guidelines
  • Feasibility studies and decision support for:
    • hydrogen as a marine fuel
    • hydrogen infrastructure
  • Quantitative risk assessments (QRAs) and HAZID studies for planned hydrogen infrastructure
  • Digital tools for proactive assessment, integrity management and risk analysis of planned and existing hydrogen pipelines:
    • Hydraulic modelling for pipeline design, flow modelling and pipeline optimization
    • Online hydraulic leak detection and operator training solutions
    • Comprehensive pipeline integrity & risk management, including pipe and equipment integrity, information integrity, and risk modelling.

Contact us:

Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead Hydrogen and CCS

Jason Goodhand

Jason Goodhand

Global Business Lead Storage



In the Netherlands, network operator Stedin is working with DNV on the Power2Gas project, to show that homes can be heated safely and efficiently with hydrogen. DNV manages the project and provides expert support for hydrogen technology.


DNV is co-leading the European HYREADY project to develop guidelines for transmission and distribution system operators, to prepare their natural gas networks and operations for the injection of hydrogen.

Study: Fuel cells in shipping

DNV completed a study on the use of fuel cells in shipping for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

New design for liquid hydrogen bunkers

Moss Maritime, in collaboration with Equinor, Wilhelmsen and DNV, has developed a ship design for transport and bunkering of liquid hydrogen (article in Norwegian).


DNV undertook a pilot study examining whether a hydrogen fuelled vessel can be financially competitive and technically feasible. This was among many pilot projects within the framework of Norway’s Green Shipping Programme.

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Our research

Download DNV technical and market reports related to hydrogen

Hydrogen Forecast to 2050

Get insights into factors crucial to scaling hydrogen, including policy, regulations, safety, and investment.

Repurposing onshore pipelines for hydrogen: Guiding operators through the re-evaluation process

Repurposing pipelines is essential to scaling hydrogen. How can it be done in practice?

Rising to the challenge of hydrogen economy

The outlook for emerging hydrogen value chains, from production to consumption

Blue Hydrogen in a Low-Carbon Energy Future

In this brief we explore the greenhouse gas footprint of different blue hydrogen processes and supply chains

Hydrogen as an energy carrier

Forecasts decarbonization driving significantly greater use of hydrogen for energy by 2050

Hydrogen – Decarbonizing heat

The benefits and challenges of hydrogen in decarbonizing