ASX-listed energy company Provaris is collaborating with Norwegian Hydrogen to develop a large-scale hydrogen production plant in Norway.

Provaris claims the new plant in Ørskog, Ålesund would be one of the largest green-hydrogen production facilities in the Nordic region.

Fully developed, the plant would have a capacity of 270 megawatts and a production capacity of 40,000 tonnes of green hydrogen each year.

Provaris managing director and CEO Martin Carolan said the company was pleased to collaborate Norwegian Hydrogen.

“This is a large-scale project that will effectively meet both local demand for hydrogen and allow for flexible delivery of demanded green energy to Europe,” he said.

“The efficiency of our supply chain, based on compression, allows a flexible production, storage and transport solution that allows this to become a competitive project in the green shift.”

Norwegian Hydrogen CEO Jens Berge said the project is an important milestone for the development of large-scale production of green hydrogen in Norway.

“We look forward to being part of developing a new forward-looking industry. It is also particularly exciting that this project is home in Sunnmøre.

“From Ørskog, a large volume of green hydrogen will be exported to Europe, and part of the production capacity will cover the demand from customers in Norway.”