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Floating wind and hydrogen | Project Dylan a world leader off the Pembrokeshire coast

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Floating wind and hydrogen | Project Dylan a world leader off the Pembrokeshire coast

 

 

As part of its commitment to net zero and the Wales Hydrogen Pathway, the Welsh Government has funded phase one and phase two studies to explore the suitability of the Celtic Sea to combine offshore floating wind and hydrogen production.

Wales, like many other places wishes to become a world leader in the hydrogen economy and I have watched as the principality showed a proactive approach to engage with the Crown Estate following earlier consultations in London in which hydrogen was not even mentioned as a trajectory for the UK offshore wind sector

The recent Holistic Network Design is aligned as their graphic  below demonstrates and an indication that the Welsh voice is gaining resonance with the provision of a dedicated Grid transmission spur emerging from the key strategic fulcrum at Pembroke Dock

The new floating wind site is under development, approximately 60km off the Pembrokeshire coast, which will aim to produce green hydrogen as opposed to electricity.

Source Energie and ERM Dolphyn are developing a site named ‘Dylan,’ west of Pembrokeshire, aiming to produce the ultra-low carbon fuel of green hydrogen, forming an essential part of a low carbon future.

 

The ambition going forwards:

 

Both organisations wanted to seize the opportunity provided by the Celtic Sea, and have pounced to develop the site which has a target deployment date of 2027/28.

The site was chosen as it ‘offers good energy generating conditions (more than 10m/s average wind speeds), strong expansion potential, and has several viable low impact routes to areas of existing and growing hydrogen demand.’

Steve Matthews, commercial director for ERM Dolphyn added: “Areas of deep water around the UK and Ireland provide great opportunities to generate green hydrogen at scale, and to deliver this carbon free fuel to areas of emerging demand, where it can be used as an alternative to fossil fuels. The ambition is demonstrated in the creation of the cluster depicted below:

'Following on from our projects in Scotland and the North Sea, Dylan is an important additional step, which will help decarbonise areas around the Celtic Sea region, including south Wales.'

The project is supported by the Welsh government smart living initiative, as part of its commitment to developing a national hydrogen economy.

 

As part of its commitment to net zero and the Wales Hydrogen Pathway, the Welsh Government has funded phase one and phase two studies to explore the suitability of the Celtic Sea to combine offshore floating wind and hydrogen production.

As for the name? Well, Dylan Thomas was from that part of the world and a poet of world renown.

I'll keep you updated on Dylan; Stay informed though me and with over 500 key sectoral experts: Floating Wind and Hydrogen

 

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