Aker unveils massive offshore wind-to-hydrogen project in Scotland

Aker unveils massive offshore wind-to-hydrogen project in Scotland

05 Nov 2021

Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Clean Hydrogen, in collaboration with DNV, have used the COP26 conference to announce a project utilising 10 GW of floating offshore wind capacity to power multiple floating installations which will produce green hydrogen for onwards transmission to a net-zero hydrogen refinery on Shetland.

The refinery will produce a series of zero-carbon energy solutions for local use and export across the world, including ammonia, liquid hydrogen and synthetic fuels. The Aker companies and DNV are now working on a consulting project with the authorities and businesses to refine the project towards a future investment decision.

According to Aker Offshore Wind, the project will produce enough liquid hydrogen to power 40% of the total mileage of local buses in the UK. It will also supply enough synthetic fuel to make 750 round trips from the UK to New York.

The 10 GW project, called Northern Horizons and expected to begin operations in 2030, will utilise giant turbines that will be installed on a floating platform more than 130km offshore Shetland.

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