Dutch power infrastructure firm Gasunie has joined the PosHYdon pilot, a venture that goals to combine three power techniques within the Dutch North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gasoline, and offshore hydrogen.
The PosHYdon pilot is an initiative of Nexstep, the Dutch affiliation for decommissioning and reuse, and TNO, the Dutch organisation for utilized scientific analysis, in collaboration with the business.
Other firms concerned within the venture embrace Neptune Energy, TAQA, EBN B.V., NAM, NOGAT B.V., and Noordgastransport B.V.
The PosHYdon pilot venture will contain the set up of a hydrogen-producing plant on the Neptune-operated Q13a platform.
Electricity generated by offshore wind generators can be used to energy the hydrogen plant on the Q13a platform, changing seawater into demineralized water, then into hydrogen by way of electrolysis. The intention of the pilot is to realize expertise in integrating working power techniques at sea and the manufacturing of hydrogen in an offshore setting, Neptune Energy mentioned.
“Gasunie is already working onerous to speed up the power transition, together with a number of hydrogen pilots on land, and have the mandatory data and expertise with electrolysis in-house,” Lex de Groot, Managing Director of Neptune Energy within the Netherlands, mentioned.
“Now these two worlds onshore and offshore are actually related by way of infrastructure. The pipelines and infrastructure at sea of NOGAT and Noordgastransport are already appropriate for hydrogen and that’s excellent news as offshore manufacturing will proceed to be essential to satisfy Dutch power demand.”
De Groot identified that the Netherlands is in a particular place because of its intensive gasoline infrastructure community and the abundance of wind within the Dutch North Sea.
”The wind power can be utilized to generate hydrogen, then transport onshore together with pure gasoline by way of the prevailing massive pipelines of NOGAT and Noordgastransport for purchasers in business, the transport sector and for Dutch properties. PosHYdon is essential to accelerating this,” de Groot mentioned.
The Q13a is the primary absolutely electrified platform within the Dutch North Sea, situated roughly 13 kilometres off the coast of Scheveningen.
Han Fennema, CEO of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, mentioned: “The Netherlands is in a robust place to guide the transition to a hydrogen financial system. We have the North Sea for the manufacturing of wind and gasoline, the ports as logistics hubs, the commercial clusters that wish to swap to inexperienced molecules and wonderful infrastructure for transport and storage.”
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