The Portuguese company is leading a consortium that aims to assess the feasibility of a new offshore platform for the production of green hydrogen using wind energy.
EDP is leading a consortium that aims to assess the feasibility of a new offshore platform for the production of green hydrogen using wind energy, it was announced on Tuesday.
“EDP, TechnipFMC and other research partners are joining forces to develop a conceptual study to assess the technical and economic feasibility of a new offshore platform for the production of green hydrogen using wind energy,” the company said in a statement.
In addition to EDP, which is the coordinator of the Beyond project, through the participation of EDP NEW and EDP Inovação, the consortium also includes TechnipFMC, “a leading company in the development of offshore engineering projects and solutions, the research centres CEiiA – Centre for Engineering and Development, WavEC-Offshore Renewables and the University of Southeast Norway.
According to EDP, the new project will include the integration of equipment for the production and conditioning of green hydrogen and infrastructure that will allow its transport to the coast.
The goal is to study the feasibility of a “single concept that can be implemented worldwide and standardised for all end uses, allowing the production of green hydrogen on a large scale from offshore wind energy”.
The project was chosen to be supported by the Blue Growth Programme, of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA Grants), “for its innovative character”, EDP clarified.
“The Beyond project will allow EDP to acquire knowledge to enter new markets with clear synergies with the current business. […] We need to act now, in collaboration with the best technology and R&D [research and development] partners, to face all the main technical and business challenges,” EDP’s executive director, Ana Paula Marques, pointed out in the same note.
According to the European Hydrogen Strategy, the need for green hydrogen production in Europe could represent 24% of energy demand in 2050, which, according to EDP, will require the large-scale development of hydrogen production solutions using renewable energy, both onshore and offshore.