Lhyfe expands offshore renewable hydrogen production partnership

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The producer and supplier of green H2 to transport and industry has announced a new memorandum of understanding.

Lhyfe, producer and supplier of renewable hydrogen for industry and transport, recently announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the shipbuilder and supplier of green marine energy Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

The companies intend to collaborate in the development of offshore H2 production platforms.

The agreement between Lhyfe and Chantiers de l’Atlantique had already been working together for a year and a half as part of the SEM-REV project. As part of this project, they focused on the development of a pilot system for the production of offshore green hydrogen. The announcement was made at the Seanergy forum.

The partnership will launch the “world’s first offshore renewable hydrogen production demonstrator” off the coast of Saint-Nazaire in France in September 2022. Once this first demonstrator has been sufficiently demonstrated, the companies intend to continue their partnership deploy a large-scale system.

The companies will work together on projects to produce renewable hydrogen from offshore wind energy.

Through the expanded agreement between the companies, they will work on offshore green H2 production projects using both on-grid and off-grid wind farms. The objective of the projects is to develop production solutions with a minimum capacity of 100MW. They will be installed on existing fixed structures or mounted on floating platforms or underwater foundations.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique will provide the design, construction and installation of the platforms. Lhyfe will be responsible for overseeing the design and operation of green H2 production facilities.

The Marine Energy & Engineering business unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique has already successfully delivered four offshore electrical substations to house offshore wind farms for major electricity companies. For three years, the unit worked on the offshore production of renewable hydrogen to reduce the carbon footprint of its electrical substations.

Lhyfe already has 93 European production plant projects in development. Together they represent more than 4.8 GW of total installed capacity. Last September, they inaugurated a first industrial production unit. Twenty of its projects, representing a total of 380.5 MW, will be operational from 2023 to 2026. In addition, the company is also participating in a major offshore research project on the production of green H2.

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