Lhyfe, a green hydrogen producer based in France, and Capital Energy, a Spanish company, have partnered to construct offshore renewable hydrogen projects in Spain and Portugal. The two companies will collaborate to build hydrogen production facilities at Capital Energy’s offshore wind farm locations. Capital Energy has a 7.5 GW development pipeline in the two countries.
Lhyfe and Capital Energy provide that constructing offshore wind farms and hydrogen production facilities concurrently can result in economic and social benefits. Their partnership has the potential for expansion into other markets. For the production of green hydrogen offshore, Lhyfe asserts that it is the only prototype unit that is now operating. Named Sealhyfe, the system was inaugurated in France in 2022. The company aims to have a production capacity of 200 MW of green hydrogen by the end of 2026 and 3 GW by the end of 2030.
In May 2023, ABB announced a collaboration with Lhyfe and Skyborn to jointly implement and optimise the SoutH2Port renewable hydrogen project in Sweden. ABB would collaborate with Lhyfe and Skyborn to drive large-scale integration of offshore wind renewable energy production of hydrogen into the power system.