Hydrogen is getting a more prominent role in the energy transition. That is why at the initiative of TKI Wind op Zee a demonstration project has been set up: H2opZee.
H2opZee is a demonstration project aimed at the construction of 300-500 megawatts (MW) electrolyzer capacity far out in the North Sea, for the production of green hydrogen with offshore wind. This hydrogen will then be transported to land through an (existing) pipeline. The pipeline has a capacity of 10-12 gigawatts (GW) and is therefore already suitable for the further roll-out of green hydrogen production to a gigawatt scale in the North Sea. The intention is to start the feasibility study in the second quarter of this year.
The project consists of two phases. In the first phase, a feasibility study is carried out and an accessible knowledge platform is set up. The aim of this is to start the roll-out of hydrogen at sea in the Netherlands. In the second phase, the project is actually realized after a tender methodology that is yet to be defined.
H2opZee is one of 37 proposals submitted for the second round of the National Growth Fund. Consortium partners RWE and Neptune Energy have embraced this initiative.
Around the project, a knowledge-sharing forum with the industry will be organised for which companies can sign up. If you would like to get involved, please contact us via @email.
Find out more about the submitted proposal for the National Growth Fund