Dutch construction yard HSM Offshore Energy (HSM) has secured a Contract Award for the First Electrified ONE-Dyas N05-A Gas Production Platform in the North Sea, which will run entirely on Offshore Wind Power.
The N05-A project is part of the so-called GEMS area, an area approximately 20 to 80 kilometers north of the Ems estuary. The N05-A platform will run entirely on renewable energy from the nearby Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm, which reduces the emissions to near zero. In September this year, ONE-Dyas, together with partners EBN and Hansa Hydrocarbons, made a final investment decision for the development of the N05-A gas field. With an investment of more than EUR 500 million, it is the largest investment in a natural gas development in the Netherlands in the past 15 years.
Natural gas production facilities linked to Offshore Wind Farms is a sustainable solution in the energy mix. Locally produced natural gas has a 30% lower carbon footprint than imported natural gas, it increases the security of local supply of energy and contributes to the local economy.
HSM is fully committed to the energy transition via its EPCI activities in Offshore Wind and Hydrogen, however the transition to 100% renewable energy takes time and therefore we are proud to support ONE-Dyas with our Oil & Gas heritage, states HSM.
HSM has started the fabrication in Schiedam and our client ONE-Dyas aims to deliver the first natural gas to Dutch and German households by the end of 2024.