Source Energie Looks At Second GW Scale Wind Project In UK for Hydrogen Production

Highlights :

  • Source Energie has welcomed The Crown Estate’s publication of five broad “Areas of Search” for floating offshore wind energy generation projects in the Celtic Sea.
  • It will employ ERM Dolphyn technology for the construction and development of a 300 MW floating wind-powered hydrogen plant in the Celtic Sea by 2028.

The United Kingdom based developer Source Energie is planning for a second gigawatt-scale floating wind farm meant for the production of green hydrogen offshore. The plan also includes the supply of the green hydrogen to shore through a pipeline.

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Source Energie has said that it will employ ERM Dolphyn technology for the construction and development of a 300 MW floating wind-powered hydrogen plant in the Celtic Sea by 2028. It will be expanded by a GW in the next decade. The company has now called for a separate GW scale wind farm that will be built using the same technology.

Source Energie has welcomed The Crown Estate’s publication of five broad “Areas of Search” for floating offshore wind energy generation projects in the Celtic Sea, including opportunities for low carbon green hydrogen production. In July, The Crown Estate named five zones for floating offshore wind power projects in the Celtic Sea. These will be tendered in auction in 2023 with the objective of producing 4GW of green energy by 2035.

Source Energie stated that its Dylan and Myrddin projects are aligned between the Crown Estate’s search areas 1 and 3. This means, according to the company, that the locations offer good energy generating conditions.

Kevin Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, Source Energie, stated, “Offshore wind is now more important than ever and Source Energie is excited to see the plans in the Celtic Sea become more tangible with The Crown Estate announcing the key target areas for large scale floating wind projects.”

He added, “The Celtic Sea is a strategic location for power generation with optimal conditions for floating offshore wind projects. We look forward to working with all the relevant stakeholders to take our plans forward.”

Electrolysis in Play

The novel electrolysis technology Dolphyn will also be employed at the Salamander floating wind farm being developed by Ørsted and Subsea 7 joint venture on the coasts of Scotland. In this project also, the green hydrogen produced through Dolphyn will be transported onshore through a pipeline for multiple domestic and industrial purposes.

Steve Matthews, Director, ERM Dolphyn, said, “The Dylan and Myrddin projects being advanced by Source Energie will enable Dolphyn to take a world leading position in offshore low carbon hydrogen production, helping the UK to achieve its net zero ambitions, whilst also improving its energy security.”

He added, “The infrastructure required to deliver these projects through construction and operation will help transform local economies, by supporting the development of supply chains that will help to drive innovation and generate thousands of long-term employment opportunities.”

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