DNV to lead risk assessment study for world’s first offshore hydrogen production facility

DNV to lead risk assessment study for world’s first offshore hydrogen production facility

Independent energy expert DNV is set to lead a safety study that will identify the main environmental, safety and operational risks for the world’s first offshore hydrogen production facilities, DNV has said.

The project, headed by Lhyfe and Centrale Nantes off the coast of Le Croisic, France, will see the implementation of an offshore electrolyser to generate green hydrogen powered by a floating wind turbine with a start-up date in 2022.

DNV experts will undertake workshops and technical sessions to identify and analyse the main risks associated with the project.

A regulations and standards review will also be included as part of the study.

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The offshore electrolyser will be installed on GEPS Techno’s floating platform and connected to the various sources of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) available on the offshore test site, including the Floatgen floating wind turbine.

Centrale Nantes is also making its research facilities available and providing support for the various regulatory, experimental and logistical phases to ensure a successful outcome.

Santiago Blanco, Executive Vice-President and Regional Director Southern Europe, MEA and LATAM, Energy Systems at DNV said, “This is potentially a watershed project, one we are excited to be supporting during the FEED stage.

“Proving the safety of such activities, particularly with new technologies, to gain acceptance and move them closer to adoption, is vital for the industry and stakeholders.

“Working with Lhyfe and Centrale Nantes to further their ambitions is something we are pleased to announce, as we believe green hydrogen at-scale is the ultimate destination for the future of energy storage.”

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