The core of the AquaVentus vision

The new AlphaVentus

With AquaSector, the “proof of concept” for the 10 GW vision of the AquaVentus initiative is going into operation at power plant scale: technical solutions are being sought here which are to be the first milestone for the further expansion of production capacities. To this end, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) will prepare the “SEN-1” wind priority area in the German Bight for the tenders in 2024. The consortia successful in the tenders, which are organized by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK), will then build the world’s first large-scale offshore hydrogen farms there – the new AlphaVentus. With a total installed capacity of around 1,000 MW, these projects generate large quantities of green hydrogen directly on site via offshore electrolysis on the high seas. Up to 100,000 metric tons of green hydrogen will then be injected into the AquaDuctus pipeline and transported onshore.