Sustainable energy company Eneco has joined as a partner in the PosHYdon pilot, the world’s first offshore wind to green hydrogen project
Eneco will supply simulated wind data from its Luchterduinen offshore windfarm to support the PosHYdon project, which aims to integrate three energy systems in the North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gas and offshore hydrogen.
The data will be used to accurately model use of electricity generated by the windfarm to power the electrolysis process on the Neptune-operated Q13a platform. In the project, sea water will be demineralised on the platform to produce hydrogen.
Eneco director offshore wind Ruben Dijkstra said, “Hydrogen is important for achieving climate objectives to support sectors such as industry, the built environment and transport in their sustainability. The possibilities for offshore wind are enormous and hydrogen production in the North Sea is an important element in the energy transition.
“Eneco gladly supports the steps being taken in this direction with the PosHYdon pilot. In addition to the technical aspect of offshore electrolysis, Eneco also has a strong interest in developing green hydrogen certificates and adding hydrogen to the natural gas network. ”
The Luchterduinen windfarm is approximately 23 km off the coast of Zandvoort/Noordwijk and about 25 km north of Neptune Energy’s Q13a platform, which will house the electrolysis modules for the project.
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