Connection to a European hydrogen backbone
AquaDuctus is the first German offshore hydrogen pipeline: The offshore pipeline transports green hydrogen to demand centers and also serves as a storage medium for renewable energy. It is unique and in this combination something completely new.
AquaDuctus is the starting point for a German and Northwest European hydrogen backbone on- and offshore.
The pipeline, when fully utilized, will replace five high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems that would otherwise need to be built. It is by far the most cost-effective option for transporting large amounts of energy over distances of more than 400 kilometers. This makes it possible to keep transport costs for consumers as low as possible, it protects the natural habitat of the Wadden Sea, and it relieves the transmission system operators of the burden of conventional grid expansion.