Germany’s RWE and Norway’s Equinor have signed an agreement to produce and transport hydrogen. Part of the agreement between the energy giants is the construction of a hydrogen pipeline through the North Sea. Plants for the production of blue hydrogen will be built on the west coast of Norway. “Via a pipeline under the North Sea, these will be connected to northern Germany, where 3 gigawatts of hydrogen-fuelled power plants are rising,” Equinor explained in a press release.
Offshore wind parks
Norwegian energy giant Equinor is building plants that will convert natural gas from gas reserves under the North Sea into 2 gigawatts of hydrogen by 2030. At the same time, most of the CO2 released in the process will be captured and stored in empty gas fields. This blue hydrogen production will be scaled up to 10 gigawatts by 2038.
In addition, the companies are betting on producing green hydrogen with wind farms in the North Sea. These are to be built in both Norwegian and German waters. They may be connected to wind farms of other countries around the hydrogen pipeline, such as Denmark and the Netherlands.
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