Partner of PosHYdon: green hydrogen pilot


Hatenboer-Water one of the proud partners of PosHYdon

world’s first offshore green hydrogen production pilot on a working platform     


PosHYdon is world’s first pilot project to validate the integration of three energy systems (offshore wind, offshore gas and offshore hydrogen) on a working platform in the Dutch North Sea by producing hydrogen from seawater. Hatenboer-Water is proud partner.

The pilot will involve the installation of a hydrogen-producing plant (a 1MW pilot electrolysis system) on the Q13a-A platform, operated by Neptune Energy. This is the first fully electrified platform in the Dutch North Sea. The hydrogen plant on the Q13a-A platform will be powered by electricity generated by offshore wind turbines. The process for making green hydrogen starts with converting seawater into demineralised water on the platform. It is no surprise that our contribution to the PosHYdon comprises a seawater reverse osmosis desalination unit.

Guy Heijnen, CCO Hatenboer-Water: “When TNO (the largest fully independent Research, Development and Consultancy organisation in the Netherlands) approached us whether we had the capability to take the desalination of the North Sea water for our account, quickly it was crystal clear that we wanted to join the consortium. In our mission, sustainability has been embedded and while many people do know us from our worldwide drinking water production and disinfection projects, we participate in many industrial projects wherever process water is needed. The opportunity to be part of the production process of green hydrogen gives us the chance to show to a wider public how we excel in bringing desalination solutions in remote areas, and yet at the same time how we adhere to our organisational sustainability goals. We are convinced the pilot will show that next to solar and wind energy, green hydrogen offers opportunities for the sustainable goals set in the Paris Climate Agreement!”

PosHYdon consortium partners

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has awarded a subsidy of 3.6 million euro to the PosHYdon project. With this subsidy the consortium can start up all activities for this pilot. The remaining budget will be funded by the consortium partners. The following partners have joined the PosHYdon consortium: NEL Hydrogen, InVesta, Hatenboer-Water, IV-Offshore & Energy and Emerson Automation Solutions. Nexstep, TNO, Neptune Energy, Gasunie, Noordgastransport, NOGAT, DEME Offshore, TAQA and Eneco joined this group last year already.

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