LONDON – Source Energie and ERM Dolphyn are targeting joint development of floating wind sites that produce green hydrogen rather than electricity.
Their first planned project, named Dylan, is in the Celtic Sea, 60 km (37 mi) from Wales’ Pembrokeshire coast.
The site is said to offer good energy generating conditions (average wind speeds of >10m/s) and with various low-impact pipeline routes to areas of existing and growing hydrogen demand. They hope to have the scheme operational by 2027-28.
Future expansion could provide more than 2GW of energy, sufficient to heat around one million homes with no carbon emissions at the point of use.
The full-scale development could also deliver several thousand jobs and training locally, through assembly, construction and operation.