Gasunie intends to realise a hydrogen network in the German part of the North Sea. This German hydrogen network plays an important role in the large-scale import of hydrogen from Norway and the increasing supply of green hydrogen from future wind farms in the North Sea. The German offshore network will be connected to the Dutch offshore network, providing cross border options to import and eventually even export hydrogen through the Dutch offshore network. To develop the offshore hydrogen network, the company has now applied to the European Commission for Project of Common Interest status.Gasunie's application is part of the international Clean Hydrogen for Europe partnership working together to realise the entire hydrogen chain, from production, transport and storage to connecting end-users in north-western Europe. In addition to Gasunie, companies from Germany, Belgium, France and Norway have contributed their PCI projects to the partnership. The aim is to commission the hydrogen network in the German North Sea from 2030. The connection to the Netherlands will follow in subsequent years. In 2022, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Belgium signed the Esbjerg Declaration, in which they agreed to develop the North Sea as a 'green power plant'. Besides the electrical energy that will be massively transported to land, a significant part of wind energy will already be converted into hydrogen at sea, which will be brought ashore from the North Sea via international hydrogen connections. Network operators and governments from different countries are working together as much as possible to realise the green power plant.