Work ramps up on German large-scale offshore hydrogen plant
AquaSector project partners RWE, Shell, Gasunie and Equinor want to intensify their collaboration on the first large-scale German offshore hydrogen park.
The AquaSector hydrogen wind farm project is a part of the AquaVentus initiative.
Its goal is to install approximately 300-megawatt electrolyser capacity to produce up to 20,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen offshore.
The green hydrogen will be transported via a pipeline, called AquaDuctus, to Heligoland starting in 2028.
The partners signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the project, seeing it as a key milestone in the implementation of the German and European hydrogen strategies.
They also see the project as a ‘proof of concept‘ for the realisation of the AquaVentus vision.
AquaVentus wants to produce up to ten gigawatts of green hydrogen offshore by 2035 and transporting it via an extended pipeline to mainland Germany.
The first step of the project is to carry out a detailed feasibility study. This study will provide initial indications of the conditions under which the large-scale offshore hydrogen park can be successfully realised as well as the technical and commercial challenges in regards to offshore hydrogen production.