The project family surrounding the AquaVentus initiative includes numerous sub-projects along the value chain from hydrogen production in the North Sea to transport to buyers on shore. These projects, which will dovetail each other, will synchronise demand and production, enabling the required market ramp-up. The initiative will establish the required framework conditions by the end of 2022.
One of the first pilot projects is dedicated to installing two innovative hydrogen wind turbines off the coast of Heligoland. This involves integrating the electrolyser into the base of the turbine tower. These 2x14 megawatt units will be connected to the grid via a pipeline. The test run is in preparation for series manufacturing, and the turbines will supply Heligoland with hydrogen when they enter into normal operating mode.