Mott MacDonald joins largest European offshore wind to hydrogen project

Mott MacDonald has secured a technical integration and optimization contract for NortH2, the largest green hydrogen project in Europe.

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As lead technical integration consultant, Mott MacDonald will collate, evaluate and develop the potential technical solutions required to realize the project.

The company will also provide cost, scheduling and risk management services associated with the technical implementation, to provide a clear path to the developers for investment decisions and further development for the project.

“The development of green hydrogen production projects like this are critical to achieving North-West Europe’s net-zero ambitions and meeting their energy needs,” said Ian Clarke, Mott MacDonald’s global sector leader for energy.

“Phase one alone aims to generate 4GW of green offshore energy to produce, store and distribute hydrogen to end consumers such as hard to abate industrial sectors by 2030.”

NortH2 aims to produce green hydrogen using electricity from about 4 GW of offshore wind off the coast of the Netherlands by 2030, and 10+ GW by 2040.

Project partners Shell, Gasunie, Groningen Seaports, Equinor and RWE intend to jointly establish a system of offshore wind farms, electrolyzers, gas storage, and pipelines in order to convert offshore wind power into green hydrogen, store it and transport it to industrial clusters in north-western Europe.

NortH2 will have a capacity of 1 GW in 2027, 4 GW by 2030, and 10+ GW by 2040 for electrolysis. This equates to 0.4 million tonnes of green hydrogen production in 2030, and 1 million tonnes of production by 2040.