Offshore electrolysis is technically and economically feasible
Green hydrogen can be sustainably produced from renewable energy sources, and offshore wind energy can provide a viable alternative for countries like Germany where land use competition makes large-scale production of green hydrogen difficult. Offshore production also offers flexibility in location choice, high full-load hours, and the chance to cover the entire value chain at the national level while decoupling offshore wind expansion and expansion of the grid. An offshore wind park that is directly connected to a 500 MW electrolysis platform can produce up to 50,000 tons of green hydrogen per year, and the modular design allows for easy adaptation to different hydrogen production capacities. Sea water desalination using waste heat generated by the electrolysis process provides fresh water for the PEM electrolyzer, and the compressed hydrogen produced can be loaded onto a transport ship and delivered from the offshore platform to land.
Offshore hydrogen production using PEM electrolysis is feasible both technically and economically, due to the adaptability and dynamic operating behavior of PEMOperators can easily adjust to fluctuations in energy supply and operate the electrolyzer at partial load without any problems. electrolyzers.