Simply Blue Energy and Subsea 7 sign memorandum of understanding with hydrogen specialist ERM for 200MW floating wind project off Aberdeenshire coast. One of Scotland’s largest upcoming floating wind turbine projects is being eyed up as a potential opportunity to simultaneously provide the UK with both renewable electricity and green hydrogen, according to its developers. The 200MW Salamander floating wind project, which is being developed by marine energy specialist Simply Blue Energy in partnership with offshore engineering firm Subsea 7, has signed a memorandum of understanding with hydrogen specialist ERM for the potential use of its ‘Dolphyn’ hydrogen technology, the firms announced this morning. ERM’s Dolphyn technology combines electrolysis, desalination, and hydrogen production, and is designed to operate on a floating wind platform, whereby hydrogen produced on the platform is then transported to shore via a pipeline, according to the firm. ERM describes the system as a “an economic and scalable solution, which produces green hydrogen with no carbon emissions at the point of use”. The Salamander joint venture is also working closely with local gas distribution firm Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) with a view to potentially integrating green hydrogen production system into a wider distribution system, either as part of a future 100 per cent hydrogen network or as a blend with existing gas infrastructure.
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A group of companies are to work together to explore whether hydrogen can be made on a floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland. Subsea7 and Simply Blue Energy are developing proposals for the 200-megawatt Salamander wind farm off Peterhead. They have signed a memorandum of understanding with ERM, a sustainability consultancy, to see whether its Dolphyn system could be deployed. The design includes hydrogen-producing equipment and a wind turbine on the same floating structure.
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