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Global Hydrogen Advisor, Charley Rattan Associates

UK based offshore wind & hydrogen corporate advisor and trainer; Faculty member World Hydrogen Leaders. Delivering global hydrogen and offshore wind corporate investment advice, business...

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A European consortium, led by the Essen-based energy group RWE, wants to build six wind farms with a total output of 10.3 gigawatts in the North Sea by 2035. The electricity generated there is not to be transported on land, but rather to supply electrolysers on the high seas to produce hydrogen by splitting water. This is transported by pipeline to Heligoland, whose port is already a logistical center for the construction of offshore wind turbines. Here the hydrogen is liquefied and used for personal use. The Heligoland is thinking of building a large filling station for ships that are powered by electric motors and get their electricity from fuel cells on board. However, they still have to be built. 


The supply of island vehicles is also conceivable.Pipeline from Heligoland to the mainlandIf the quantities increase, Heligoland will be connected to the mainland by pipeline so that the hydrogen can be distributed to end customers. These are petrol stations, the chemical industry and steelworks that want to use them to replace coke and coal. But also refineries and production facilities that produce synthetic fuels from hydrogen and carbon dioxide. The greenhouse gas is taken directly from the air or supplied from biogas plants where it is a waste product.


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