Dutch power and gas supplier Eneco has joined NortH2, a large-scale offshore wind-to-hydrogen electrolysis project being developed in the Eemshaven area. Eneco is joining the NortH2 project as an investment partner, RTV Noord reports.
The green hydrogen initiative was launched by a consortium of Equinor, RWE, Shell, Gasunie en Groningen Seaports. Eneco, which seeks to wean itself off Russian gas imports and become climate neutral by 2035, will invest hundreds of millions of euros in the project that is still in the investigation phase.
The project aims to have up to 4 GW of electrolysers and matching offshore wind capacity available in the Netherlands by 2030.
The feasibility studies show that an integrated approach – from offshore wind farms, production, storage and distribution to the use of the green hydrogen – is technically and economically feasible. It is essential, however, that the government create the right policy framework, Eneco says.