Neptune's Q13a-A platform will be equipped with a megawatt electrolyser inside a sea container, located near the Dutch coast. The platform is the first fully electrified offshore oil site based in the Dutch North Sea, which saves approximately 16.5 kilotonnes of CO2 per year. As a result, it is suitable for its purpose.
The seawater will be converted to demineralised water by the platform, using green electricity in order to produce hydrogen.
As the production will begin in 2021, the participants will gain experience in the production of hydrogen in an offshore environment. The pilot is part of the North Sea energy program, a public-private research collaboration of more than 30 stakeholders from the energy sectors.
The project aspires to find more opportunities to make the right decisions for the future towards a sustainable path by 2030.
Nexstep, the Dutch Association for Decommissioning and Re-Use, and TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research partnered on the pilot project.
Concluding, Neptune Energy began its pilot project in creating the first green hydrogen offshore site back in July.