Development underway for renewable hydrogen fuel chain at sea

Lhyfe, a global player in renewable green hydrogen and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a leading builder for highly complex ships and in offshore engineering, have announced to jointly develop offshore hydrogen production platforms.

This agreement comes as both companies, who have already been working together for 18 months as part of the SEM-REV project on the co-development of a pilot system for offshore hydrogen production, prepare to launch the world’s first offshore renewable hydrogen production demonstrator in September 2022, off the coast of Saint-Nazaire (France).

This agreement reinforces their partnership to deploy the system on a large scale. It aims not only to develop the renewable hydrogen fuel chain at sea, but in port areas as well.

Lhyfe and Chantiers de l’Atlantique will collaborate on offshore renewable hydrogen production projects with on-grid or off-grid wind farms.

For offshore projects, the partners plan to develop production solutions with a minimum capacity of 100 MW, which will be installed on existing fixed structures, or mounted on seabed foundations or floating platforms.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique will design, build and install the platforms, while Lhyfe will be in charge of the design and operation of the renewable hydrogen production facilities.