Rosetti Marino wins contract to build and demonstrate green hydrogen production and storage pilot plant within Hollandse Kust Noord OWF

CrossWind, a Joint Venture between Shell and Eneco, awarded Rosetti Marino SpA an EPCIC contract for building and demonstrating an offshore green hydrogen production and storage pilot plant to be located within CrossWind’s Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.

The so-called Baseload Power Hub is a world first. It will convert excess wind energy to green hydrogen through an electrolyser and store it as green hydrogen, that can be converted to electricity when needed via a fuel cell.

The baseload power hub consists of a combination of storage technologies that provide hour-to-day-scale supply profile flexibility, consisting of a battery and hydrogen roundtrip system with in-situ hydrogen production, storage and conversion back to power. It will be installed on an additional monopile within the contours of the Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm.

The scope of work for Rosetti Marino includes detailed engineering of the Baseload Power Hub , procurement of material and equipment , construction work, transport and installation at sea, commissioning and start-up of the platform (EPCIC).

Oscar Guerra, CEO of the Ravenna-based company in Italy, said: “We are proud that an esteemed client like CrossWind has chosen Rosetti Marino for the realisation of this extraordinary project. It is the first platform of its kind in the world and the first that will produce offshore green hydrogen for renewable energy storage. Rosetti Marino hopes that solutions like this will have a significant follow-up and marks another important step towards diversification in favour of renewable energy and the circular economy.”

Maria Kalogera, Innovations Manager at CrossWind: “This is a great milestone for both companies. By addressing the intermittency challenge associated with renewable power generation, we are revolutionising the way renewable energy sources can contribute to a cleaner and more reliable energy future.” Image: CrossWind

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