EDP, TechnipFMC and other research partners are joining forces to develop a conceptual engineering and economic feasibility study for a new offshore system for green hydrogen production from offshore wind power called the BEHYOND project. The study will include integration of equipment for the production and conditioning of green hydrogen and infrastructure that allows for its transportation to the coast. The goal reportedly is to create a unique concept that can be standardized and implemented worldwide, allowing for large-scale hydrogen production.
BEHYOND brings together global companies in energy, EDP and TechnipFMC, with the CEiiA research center - Center for Engineering and Development, WavEC Offshore Renewables and the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN). The joint development reportedly will allow the consortium partners to position themselves in the hydrogen value chain, developing new business models and creating engineering solutions, new products and services for the hydrogen sector, worldwide.
The consortium will strengthen cooperation between Portugal and Norway and increase Portugal's competitiveness in the growth of the “blue economy,” according to the participants. The BEHYOND project was selected for support by the Blue Growth Programme of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA Grants).
EDP, through the participation of EDP NEW and EDP Inovação, is the project coordinator and the entity responsible for the implementation of several phases, namely the strategic evaluation of the offshore wind-to-hydrogen market, the definition of viable business cases and the technology roadmap to reach commercial maturity.Each member of the consortium brings specific, complementary competencies.
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