EDP, TechnipFMC and additional partners have today (July 13) unveiled the intention to develop a concept study for green hydrogen production from offshore wind power.
The conceptual engineering and economic feasibility study will be for a new offshore system for green hydrogen production from offshore wind in the BEHYOND project.
The study includes innovative integration of equipment for the production and conditioning of green hydrogen and infrastructure that allows for its transportation to the coast.
The main goal is to create a unique concept that can be standardised and implemented worldwide, allowing for large-scale hydrogen production.
BEHYOND brings together global players in energy, EDP and TechnipFMC, with the CEiiA research centre – Centre for Engineering and Development, WavEC-Offshore Renewables, and the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN).
The joint development will allow the consortium partners to position themselves in the hydrogen value chain, developing new business models and creating engineering solutions, new products and services for the hydrogen sector, worldwide.
This consortium will strengthen cooperation between Portugal and Norway and increase Portugal’s competitiveness in the growth of the “blue economy.”
The BEHYOND project was selected for support by the Blue Growth Programme of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA Grants).
EDP, through the participation of EDP NEW and EDP Inovação, is the project coordinator and the entity responsible for the implementation of several phases, namely the strategic evaluation of the offshore wind-to-hydrogen market, the definition of viable business cases and the technology roadmap to reach commercial maturity.
Ana Paula Marques, Executive Board Member of EDP, said, “The BEHYOND project will allow EDP to acquire the required know-how to enter new markets with clear synergies with our core activities.
“Green hydrogen produced from renewables is likely to become a key lever in the world’s decarbonisation effort while mitigating the variability of offshore renewables and enhancing energy system’s flexibility.
“But we need to act now, in collaboration with the best technology and R&D partners, to address all the main technical and business challenges. For this reason, we are very enthusiastic to partner with TechnipFMC, a leader in the offshore sector with a growing sustainability vision and demonstrated engineering expertise.
“Moreover, by leading the BEHYOND project, EDP is anticipating a key trend and preparing the company for the future of energy.”
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