Portuguese electric utility EDP -Energias de Portugal SA (ELI:EDP) has teamed up in a consortium with oil-and-gas company TechnipFMC Plc (NYSE:FTI) and several research organisations to develop a concept study for an offshore wind-to-green hydrogen solution.
The plan is to come up with a conceptual engineering and economic feasibility study for a new system to produce green hydrogen off the coast from offshore wind power and then transport it to land, the partners said in a joint press release.
EDP and TechnipFMC are joined by Portugal’s Center for Engineering and Development (CEiiA) and consultancy WavEC Offshore Renewables and Norwegian university USN.
The joint efforts are part of the BEHYOND project, which was selected for support by the Blue Growth Programme of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA Grants).
EDP is serving as the project coordinator and will be responsible for the delivery of several phases -- strategic evaluation of the offshore wind-to-hydrogen market, the definition of viable business cases and the technology roadmap to reach commercial maturity, the group said.
The partners will aim to create a unique concept that can be standardised and implemented worldwide, and enable large-scale hydrogen production, they said in the statement.
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