UK developer Source Energie has announced plans for a second gigawatt-scale floating wind farm that would produce hydrogen offshore and deliver the gas back to shore.
It plans to build two separate gigawatt-scale projects in the UK’s Celtic Sea, off the south-west coast of England and Wales.
The developer had previously announced plans for the 300MW Dylan project, which it hopes to commission by 2028, and then expand to gigawatt-scale in the 2030s.
It also plans to build a second gigawatt-scale floating wind project – Myrddin – in a similar phased approach, that would also potentially use sustainability consultancy ERM’s Dolphyn technology. Dolphyn combines electrolysis, desalination and hydrogen production on a floating wind platform, with the hydrogen being transported to shore via a pipeline.
Source Energie confirmed that its planned Dylan and Myrddin projects are in areas identified by UK seabed landlord the Crown Estate as being suitable for floating offshore wind development.
The Crown Estate aims to offer these project development areas to the market in a competitive tender, which is due to be launched in mid-2023.