Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa and ITM Power start hydrogen project in the UK
The consortium under the name Oyster, consisting of Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa, ITM Power and Element Energy, will establish an offshore hydrogen production at the English coastal town of Grimsby.
The pilot project will develop and test an electrolysis plant on a megawatt scale, for which the possibility of combining an offshore windmill directly with an electrolysis plant, and the transport of green hydrogen to land will also be investigated. ITM Power is responsible for developing and testing the electrolysis plant, where Ørsted will assist and provide analysis and preliminary investigation. Siemens Gamesa and Element Energy will contribute with technical knowledge.
The project is expected to start in 2021 and run until the end of 2024. The vision of the project is to make it possible to produce green hydrogen from offshore wind that can compete with the price of natural gas.
The European Commission’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking is financing the whole project with 5 million euros.