A €3.0 million grant from the Dutch Government has been secured by BW Offshore, Switch2, MARIN, TU Delft and Strohm. Hydrogen Industry Leaders looks at how the OFFSET project will show the competitiveness of hydrogen.
OFFSET, an industrial-scale floating green hydrogen and ammonia project, was selected by the RVO, part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy in the Netherlands, for a grant under the Missiegedregen Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling (Mission driven Research and Development) or ‘MOOI’ scheme.
The project is aiming to demonstrate cost reduction in the production of green fuels and increase the competitiveness of hydrogen and ammonia as green fuels.
With this, the consortium will actively involve stakeholders from different sectors, such as energy companies, windfarm operators and developers, as well as energy-intensive industry sectors as potential future off-takers.
As part of the project scope, the partners hope to develop a floating hydrogen and/or ammonia production and storage facility which will be connected to a windfarm by 2027.
Hydrogen produced will be transported to shore using existing oil and gas pipelines, and the ammonia will be transported to end-users using shuttle tankers.