PosHYdon (pilot)

The project

The growth of offshore wind energy is critical to achieving the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement. Europe has seen an increase in the offshore wind sector, and further growth is predicted. The national platform PosHYdon, an initiative of Nextstep, is focused on producing hydrogen on an existing operational platform in the North Sea. Iv has joined the initiative as a partner.

The challenge

To produce green hydrogen, seawater must first be demineralised on Neptune Energy’s Q13a-A platform. It is then converted to hydrogen by electrolysis. The PosHYdon project is the first to produce hydrogen on an existing offshore platform in the North Sea, thereby exploring new possibilities for infrastructure and transport. The integration of different offshore energy systems is what makes this a particularly challenging pilot project.

The impact

To produce green hydrogen, seawater must first be demineralised on Neptune Energy’s Q13a-A platform. It is then converted to hydrogen by electrolysis. The PosHYdon project is the first to produce hydrogen on an existing offshore platform in the North Sea, thereby exploring new possibilities for infrastructure and transport. The integration of different offshore energy systems is what makes this a particularly challenging pilot project.

Technical data

Client: Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

Platform Operator: Neptune Energy

 

Type: PEM Electrolyser

Number of Cells: 1

Input Power: 1 MW

Water Consumption: 300 l/h

Hydrogen Flow: 246 Nm³/h

Hydrogen Purity: 99.998%

Discharge Pressure: 30 barg

Footprint: 2 x 40ft stacked containers

Lift Weight: <20 tonnes (2 x 20ft cont)

Cable: 9 MVA, 25kV

Production: 400 kg/day

Curious about the possibilities for your project?

Fedor, managing director of Offshore & Energy/Infra and also COO of Iv, would be delighted to discuss this with you! Get in touch via +31 88 943 3300 or send a message.

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Fedor van Veen