- The AquaVentus initiative is growing: Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, the energy company Avia, the LNG terminal operator German LNG Terminal GmbH, the port logistics company Cuxport and the commercial law firm Görg strengthen the development association.
- The hydrogen initiative now unites 32 internationally leading companies, organizations and research institutions – and the trend is rising.
- With combined know-how, the visionary goal of producing one million tons of green hydrogen per year on the high seas and transporting it on land is to be implemented.
Helgoland / Berlin–The AquaVentus initiative was only launched in 2020 with 27 members and the goal of installing ten gigawatts of powerful offshore wind energy systems in the North Sea by 2035. The offshore wind power will be used to generate hydrogen on the high seas and then bring it to shore via a pipeline. To implement such an ambitious project, you need strong partners. At the beginning of the year, AquaVentus is growing by five member companies, which are briefly presented here.
Impulses for the transport and distribution of green hydrogen
With Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, AquaVentus is expanding its member portfolio to include an infrastructure partner for hydrogen storage and transport. Hydrogenious takes care of the distribution of green hydrogen with its patented Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology. Together with AquaVentus, the company wants to scale its LOHC systems to large volumes and adapt to the conditions in the offshore environment. German LNG Terminal GmbH is planning to build and operate a multifunctional import and distribution terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG for short) in Brunsbüttel. Together with partners, the company is also examining the extent to which LNG import terminals can also be combined with feed points for liquid hydrogen.
Commitment and know-how for the implementation of the energy
transition Avia is another new addition. The group-independent brand of mineral oil medium-sized companies operates over 800 filling stations nationwide as well as four onshore wind farm companies. Avia is convinced of the long-term importance of green hydrogen for Germany and the energy mix and for this reason has joined the AquaVentus lighthouse project.
For Cuxport too, membership of AquaVentus is above all a commitment to the energy transition. The port logistics company’s core competencies include the development, implementation and coordination of complex logistics concepts for the wind energy industry. Furthermore, as a service port, Cuxport is also available for maintenance, repairs and installations – important know-how for AquaVentus. The fifth addition to the membership portfolio is Görg, one of the leading independent commercial law firms in Germany. With 290 lawyers and tax consultants, the firm works for companies in all core areas of commercial law. With his support for AquaVentus and the production of green hydrogen, Görg would like to make a contribution to the sustainable success of the energy transition.
New members strengthen the skills of AquaVentus
“We are very pleased to welcome our new members to the AquaVentus family. By joining forces, we can not only implement production, but also transport and the necessary research in the field of green hydrogen. We are ready, now only politics is required ”, says Jörg Singer, Chairman of the AquaVentus Förderverein and Mayor of Helgoland.
All information, including our founding members, at http://www.aquaventus.org
The project family around the AquaVentus Initiative comprises numerous sub-projects along the value chain from the production of hydrogen in the North Sea to its transport to customers on the mainland. These coordinated consortia synchronize demand and generation and thus enable a rapid market ramp-up. The AquaVentus project family includes, for example: the development of offshore wind turbines with integrated hydrogen generation (AquaPrimus), a large-scale offshore hydrogen park (AquaSector), a central supply pipeline (AquaDuctus), port infrastructures (AquaPortus), maritime hydrogen-based applications (AquaNavis) and Research platform (AquaCampus).
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