Currently, floating offshore wind is much more expensive than its fixed-bottom counterpart, but as with its predecessor, as the industry scales it may be that cost reductions occur, and the industry can become price competitive.
The relatively constraint-free floating wind and associated electrolysis and infrastructure could be sited near existing oil and gas assets and a pipeline network which may be suitable for distributing the finished hydrogen to shore. This is not fanciful the dolphyn project off Aberdeen is already in the public domain and oil and gas majors BP, Total and Shell are all engaged, with sites are being assessed. One to watch with interest is Scotland’s ScotWind leasing round where around four gigawatts of floating wind development is being scoped. Sites off California, Wales, Holland, Germany, Norway, and Ireland are all being actively
Floating wind and hydrogen – essentials
A two-hour expert led seminar exploring the challenges and opportunities for stakeholders and those interested in entering emerging industry supply chains for both floating wind and hydrogen – potential rewards are huge, do not be left behind.
As we move towards a zero-carbon future, synergies around floating offshore wind and hydrogen promise to transform the energy sector. Combining these technologies can revolutionise the way we think about extracting energy; transport and energy storage – creating a new economic infrastructure and supply chains where huge opportunities await.
The session is led by Charley Rattan, a respected international hydrogen and offshore wind expert and energy insider and thought leader. With over 25 years’ real-world renewable experience and a track record of successful major project delivery, Charley is a trusted strategic advisor to global energy companies and an advocate and facilitator for the emerging innovation energy market.
Aimed at stakeholders, business and those looking to understand the essentials along with the opportunities offered by the market.
What you will learn:
• Floating offshore wind – advantages, disadvantages.
• Challenges and opportunities – ‘Air to Gas’ the integration of floating wind and hydrogen
• The coming hydrogen economy: What is it? How will it be implemented?
• Supply chains – floating wind opportunities , electrolysers, other equipment and services needed, where and when?
• Route to market – who to talk to, how to do business, engaging with the industry
• Overcoming the hurdles to market entry
• National and global opportunities