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Floating Offshore Wind Powered Hydrogen – Case Study Review for Local Supply Chains

As part of the Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), formed by The Net Zero Technology Centre and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in 2020, we have completed a study to investigate the UK supply chain opportunity for floating offshore wind powered green hydrogen production projects. The study comprises of an assessment of the cost reductions required to make floating offshore wind powered green hydrogen projects viable and the UK supply chain’s ability to meet UK government targets for local content. 

Cost reduction assessments consider four case studies: 

  1. Onshore green hydrogen production powered by nearshore floating offshore wind, blending into National Transmission System (NTS).

  2. Offshore green hydrogen production powered by nearby floating offshore wind, utilising repurposed oil and gas platforms and pipelines.

  3. Offshore green hydrogen production powered by nearby floating offshore wind, utilising new build facilities and pipeline export to shore.

  4. Offshore green hydrogen production powered by nearby floating offshore wind, utilising new build facilities and export tanker offload. 

These case studies are intended to cover suitable means of producing and exporting green hydrogen near identified key regions for floating offshore wind.