Dr. Christine Partmann becomes new Program Manager of AquaVentus

“We need hydrogen production on an industrial scale”.

  • AquaVentus aims to make a decisive contribution to the German and European hydrogen strategy with ten gigawatts of offshore electrolysis capacity by 2035.
  • The AquaVentus team continues to grow: Dr. Christine Partmann joins as Program Manager.
Helgoland/ Berlin, February 4, 2021 – The mechanical engineer is a specialist in the field of hydrogen. As Program Manager, Dr. Christine Partmann will coordinate the overarching activities and their interfaces within the AquaVentus project family. In the newly created position, she will report to AquaVentus Coordination Office Executive Director Jimmie Langham. “We are very pleased to have an experienced expert in the field of hydrogen on board with Ms. Partmann, who will not only coordinate, design and bring together the various projects, but also represent us externally in a professional capacity,” said Langham. “I’m interested in the practical implementation” Dr. Partmann already manages and supervises various hydrogen projects at DNV (DNV GL until March 2021). Previously, she completed her doctorate at the Institute for Energy Technology at the TU Dresden. She decided against further academic pursuits and for a career in industry. “I’m more of an engineer than a scientist. I’m interested in practical implementation,” says Dr. Partmann. AquaVentus is a strong consortium that currently includes 32 leading international companies, organizations and research institutions. The goal is to use offshore wind energy in the North Sea to generate up to one million metric tons of green hydrogen and transport it to the mainland via a pipeline. New dimension in hydrogen generation “With AquaVentus, we want to produce green hydrogen on a scale that has never been seen before in this field. That is also what fascinates me about AquaVentus,” explains Dr. Partmann. “What we need is support from the policy side so that it doesn’t just stop at research approaches and projects. With AquaVentus, we are already flying the flag.” About AquaVentus The project family around the AquaVentus initiative includes numerous sub-projects along the value chain from the production of hydrogen in the North Sea to transport to customers on the mainland. These coordinated consortia synchronize demand and generation, enabling a rapid market ramp-up. The AquaVentus project family includes, for example: the development of offshore wind energy plants with integrated hydrogen production (AquaPrimus), a large-scale offshore hydrogen park (AquaSector), a central offtake pipeline (AquaDuctus), port infrastructure (AquaPortus), a research platform (AquaCampus), and maritime hydrogen-based applications (AquaNavis).