Spanish and Dutch Kings Visit H2A Partners

On Wednesday, April 17th, members of the H2A Association hosted His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at the port of Amsterdam. This visit underscored the strong collaboration between Spain and the Netherlands in promoting green hydrogen.

Their Majesties received detailed information about the development of a maritime hydrogen corridor between Bilbao and Amsterdam, with a reception by Port of Amsterdam showcasing initiatives that span the entire hydrogen supply chain—from production and exportation at the Port of Bilbao to import and distribution in Amsterdam. The visit gave the Royal delegation a comprehensive overview of each link in the hydrogen supply chain, as well as how these links interconnect. The supply chain spanning collaboration seeks to enhance EU energy security and to support industry decarbonisation across Europe.

The Kings subsequently visited the Evos and Sunoco terminals, key facilities within the H2A network. Evos highlighted their focus on hydrogen transport via Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC), which allows for reusing existing infrastructure for storage and distribution. Sunoco provided Their Majesties a visualisation of the future storage and distribution capabilities for the handling of hydrogen in liquid form, with the envisioned development of specialised infrastructure at their terminal.

The visit by King Felipe VI and King Willem-Alexander highlighted the importance of international cooperation in sustainability efforts and positioned the H2A Association at the forefront of the energy transformation. Inspired by this high-level engagement, the H2A Association remains committed to leading sustainable energy initiatives, driven by collaboration and innovation.