The Danish renewable energy firm Orsted is moving forward with its plan to build its first offshore renewable hydrogen production plant. While very keen in developing green hydrogen as a key business portfolio, Orsted has made a final investment decision (FID) on the 2 MW H2RES project at Avedore Holme in Copenhagen, Denmark.
H2RES will be the first operational renewable hydrogen project for Orsted to use offshore wind power to generate renewable hydrogen. The H2RES project will have a capacity of 2 MW. The production of the hydrogen is expected to start later this year at around 1,000 Kg/day. The hydrogen produced will be for heavy-duty transport in Greater Copenhagen and in Zealand.
Everfuel A/S, a green hydrogen supplier, will be in charge of the supplying and distribution of green hydrogen provided by the H2RES project. A compression and trailer-fill facility will be constructed and operated by the company next to the electrolysers.
In addition, Green Hydrogen Systems (GHS), a supplier of electrolysers, will supply modular electrolysers that will use power directly from two 3.6 MW offshore wind turbines at Orsted Avedore Power station.
Earlier, the H2RES project has received DKK 34.6 million (US$ 5.6 million) in funding from the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) under the Danish Energy Agency (DEA). Lately, Orsted has collaborated with numerous companies and has involved in seven green hydrogen projects in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.