European consortium receives funding for offshore hydrogen production demonstration

The consortium behind the OYSTER project comprising ITM Power, Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Element Energy has received Euro 5 million from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership of the European Commission. This funding is aimed at assisting in the demonstration and investigation of the feasibility of combining an offshore wind turbine directly with an electrolyser and transporting renewable hydrogen to shore. The project is planned to start in 2021 and be completed by the end of 2024. ITM Power is responsible for the development of the electrolyser system and the electrolyser trials. Ørsted will lead the offshore deployment analysis and the feasibility study of future physical offshore electrolyser deployments, and support ITM Power in the design of the electrolyser system for marinisation and testing. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Element Energy will provide technical and project expertise.

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