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On this page you will find all the latest news about the project. Using the tags below, you can, for example, filter the news items according to the individual steps of the green hydrogen value chain.


Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park wins H2Eco Award

Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park is this year's winner of the H2Eco Award as a flagship project for the energy transition.


Last rotor blade installed in Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park

The first value creation stage at the Bad Lauchstädt energy park is now almost completed | 8 Vestas wind turbines will generate green electricity for future hydrogen production


Progress of construction work in March: From rainwater retention basin to topping-out ceremony

We were also able to make considerable progress on our construction sites in March. We present these to you in our monthly update.


Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park celebrates topping-out ceremony for electrolysis building

Only 9 months after 1st ground-breaking ceremony for shell of electrolysis building | Delivery and installation of Sunfire’s 30 MW large-scale electrolysis plant to begin in 2024


Update on construction progress in February

Construction work on the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park site is progressing steadily. For this reason, we will inform interested parties about the construction progress of the Energy Park on a monthly basis in future. For the first time, we are looking ahead to February.


Evacuation drill and safety training at electrolysis construction site

“Safety first” is more than an empty phrase for the consortium partners involved in the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park. For this reason, an evacuation drill was recently held at the electrolyser construction site, as well as a special training session for the employees of the companies working there.


Handover of the new transformer station for the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park by MITNETZ STROM

The transformer station specially designed for the operation of the Energy Park was handed over by MITNETZ STROM to representatives of the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park.


Consortium partners of Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park sign first capacity contract for the transport of green hydrogen

Contract secures transport capacity for green hydrogen in ONTRAS’ pipeline network // Capacity contract is a prerequisite for contractually secured supply of hydrogen to TotalEnergies Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland


Representatives of the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park and TotalEnergies Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH sign Germany’s first supply contract for green hydrogen

TotalEnergies refinery in Leuna to purchase the first locally produced green hydrogen in the second half of 2025 // Saxony-Anhalt Minister of Economic Affairs Sven Schulze is present at pioneering contract signing


Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park: Conversion of the gas transport pipeline for the transport of hydrogen enters the 2nd phase

Installation of the pigging station important milestone for the conversion of the gas transport pipeline // Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park as an important building block of the hydrogen economy in Germany with complete value chain in Central Germany and starting point for the planned Germany-wide H2 core network


Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park participates in consultation for a real-world laboratory law by the BMWK

The Federal Government is planning to create a Real-World Laboratory Act that will create standardised and innovation-friendly framework conditions for real-world laboratories and open spaces for testing innovation. The Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park was asked to comment on the planned law.


Updating the National Hydrogen Strategy is an important step for Germany’s energy future

The Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park welcomes the German government’s strategy // Focus on market ramp-up of hydrogen and development of hydrogen infrastructure as a key element of the energy transition // The Energy Park is already an important example for Germany as a leading provider of hydrogen technologies


Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park now in implementation phase

Consortium partners make the final investment decision on the innovative hydrogen project // 1st ground-breaking ceremony marks the start of construction work // TotalEnergies Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland becomes 1st anchor customer


Public information event on the start of construction of the wind farm

For the second time, the project partners invited interested citizens to a public information event on 1 April – this time in Bad Lauchstädt.


Milestone for wind farm at Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park

Terrawatt erhält behördliche Genehmigung und schließt Liefervertrag mit Vestas


Just over one year of the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park: Successes and challenges on the road to a climate-neutral future

Planning and approvals almost complete | Lack of regulatory framework hinders development of the economic dimension of the project | Consortium partners continue to pursue implementation with vigour.


Between theory and practice: Analysing the framework conditions for green hydrogen in the real-world laboratory

The Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park real-world laboratory is the first time that the entire green hydrogen value chain has been implemented in a regional cluster. Meanwhile, the rules for the new market are being negotiated at German and European level. The analysis of the status of the regulatory framework shows that pioneering projects need more room for manoeuvre combined with legal certainty.


Hydrogen showcase Bad Lauchstädt: UNIPER relies on SUNFIRE electrolysis

Sunfire will supply the centrepiece of a major project for Energy Park: 30 MW pressurised alkaline electrolyser.


Federal Minister Dr. Robert Habeck visits Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park

Real-world laboratory on the hydrogen value chain shows ways out of the energy crisis


Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park embodies best practice for green hydrogen with members of the Brandenburg state parliament

Committee for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy visits energy park // Focus on hydrogen projects in Saxony-Anhalt // Project partners present projects in detail.


Lively exchange at citizens’ information event in October

Public participation as a win-win situation – the project partners of the “Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park” can look back on the information event with satisfaction.


Major milestone in the hydrogen project

Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park: Collaborative project receives formal notification of funding as real-world laboratory for the energy transition


German government recognises projects for generating, storing and transporting green hydrogen

Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park approved for the application phase of the 7th Energy Research Programme