03 Feb 2021

Naturgy Launches Floating Wind-Hydrogen Study

03 Feb 2021  by   

Naturgy is partnering with Enagas on a feasibility study for the production of green hydrogen from up to 250MW of floating wind power, located off the coast of Asturias in north-west Spain.

[Image: Navantia-Windar]

The study will investigate the feasibility of the production of green hydrogen from 350MW of wind in total, including a 100MW onshore wind farm in Asturias, an autonomous community.

The green gas would be for consumption by heavy industry in Asturias, to decarbonise steel-making and shipyards.

The floating wind farm would potentially be built with floating technology developed by Navantia-Windar, with up to 24 platforms, Naturgy said.

The study will also explore how the hydrogen can be distributed on a large-scale through the gas network and exported to Europe.

The project, which is part of the Green Crane initiative, promoted by Enagas, has already been presented as a candidate for a project of European Common Interest (IPCEI).

The partners estimate the project will be able to generate more than 1500 jobs in total in the construction and operation phases.

The initial demonstration phase of the project will consist of 50MW of floating offshore wind and 100MW of onshore wind, a 5MW offshore electrolyser and a 100MW onshore electrolyser.

There is potential, in the second phase, to construct floating offshore wind to reach a total of 250MW of capacity as well as an additional 100MW onshore electrolyser.

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