AquaVentus, a consortium of 70-plus companies, organizations, and research institutions that aims to produce up to 1 million tons of green hydrogen capacity from North Sea offshore wind power by 2035, recently gained another member: integrated engineering and construction firm McDermott International.
“McDermott brings a long history of thinking differently about delivery – and unrivaled expertise in offshore infrastructure – to this dynamic group of visionaries,” said McDermott Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Samik Mukherjee. “This is a critical piece of the puzzle as we work together to make offshore production of green hydrogen a reality.”
AquaVentus seeks to develop 10 gigawatts of generation capacity from offshore wind to achieve its green hydrogen production goal. The resulting green hydrogen would be used to decarbonize the German archipelago of Heligoland and transported to land via pipeline, McDermott noted.
McDermott’s contribution to consortium includes comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction, and installation experience in the onshore, offshore, subsea, and storage markets, the company stated.
“The German North Sea Offshore Wind sector will be instrumental to meeting the renewable energy demand for the Northern European industry and other markets,” concluded Tareq Kawash, AquaVentus’ senior vice president for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “AquaVentus’ network of members, collaborating across the supply chain, is the type of collaboration needed to make green hydrogen a commercially viable energy resource of the future.”