Neptune Energy has announced that Eneco has joined as a partner on the PosHYdon pilot, the world’s first offshore green hydrogen project.
Eneco will supply simulated wind data from its offshore wind farm, Luchterduinen, to support the 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 the use of electricity generated by the windfarm to power the electrolysis process on the Neptune-operated Q13a platform, using sea water. The sea water is demineralised on the platform in order to produce hydrogen.
The Luchterduinen wind farm is located approximately 23 km off the coast of Zandvoort / Noordwijk and about 25 km north of the Q13a platform. There will be no direct connection between the wind turbines and the platform for the pilot. The Q13a is the first fully electrified platform in the Dutch North Sea, located approximately 13 km off the coast of Scheveningen (The Hague).
PosHYdon is an initiative of Nexstep, the Dutch association for decommissioning and reuse, and TNO, the Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research, in close collaboration with the industry.
Eneco is Neptune’s latest partner to join the pilot, along with Gasunie, Noordgastransport BV and NOGAT BV.
Partners in the Q13a-A platform are: EBN B.V. (40%) and TAQA Offshore B.V. (10%).
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