PosHYdon aims to validate the integration of offshore wind, offshore gas and offshore hydrogen. The plant will convert seawater into demineralised water, then into green hydrogen via electrolysis, which will be blended with natural gas and transported to shore via an existing pipeline.
The plant will be located at the Q13a-A platform, the first fully electrified platform in the Dutch North Sea. Its location and existing connections to transportation infrastructure make it an ideal host for the PosHYdon pilot.
According to Neptune Energy’s Managing Director for the Netherlands, Lex de Groot, the Dutch North Sea sector has an exciting future as a ‘new energy hub’ and can play a leading role in large-scale green hydrogen production for north western Europe, given its infrastructure that connects offshore with onshore. “The integration of energy systems supports net zero goals in a smart, efficient, and cost-effective manner and without disturbing existing sea ecosystems.”
Partners in the PosHYdon consortium are Neptune Energy, EBN and TAQA Offshore.
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