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North Sea energy islands to deliver on offshore wind ambitions

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Lots of talk about investment in Ports of Global Offshore Wind at Manchester this week.  They have pause to reflect however if this idea takes hold. 

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), announced plans to develop an artificial hydrogen island in the Danish North Sea by 2030.

The BrintØ hydrogen island will be used primarily for large-scale green hydrogen production from offshore wind. The project will be developed on the Danish part of Dogger Bank in the North Sea and will be connected to a 10 GW offshore wind power project. 

Reportedly, when fully operational, it will produce about one million tonnes of green hydrogen per year. Through 275 km of offshore hydrogen pipeline infrastructure, renewable gas produced on BrintØ is expected to be exported to neighbouring countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. As per the statement, the project could result in creating local employment and economic growth by opening export opportunities for Denmark.

In March 2022, CIP teamed up with the New Zealand Superannuation Fund to develop 1 GW of offshore wind capacity off New Zealand’s west coast. The projected capacity, which would be located on the South Taranaki Bight, would be equivalent to more than 11 per cent of New Zealand’s current electricity demand. The project’s scope could be expanded to 2 GW in the future to satisfy the country’s predicted rise in electricity demand.

 

This is now happening and even incorporated into the latest Fitfor55 iterations. Stay informed with over 2000 sectoral stakeholders: Offshore Wind and Hydrogen

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