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-1/2” wind priority area in the German Bight for tendering in 2023. The consortia of operators and manufacturers that are successful in the bidding process, which is organized by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK), will then build one of the world’s first large-scale offshore hydrogen parks there – the new AlphaVentus. With an installed capacity of around 300 MW, this generates large quantities of green hydrogen on one or more electrolysis platforms in the wind farm. Up to 100,000 metric tons of green hydrogen will then be injected into the AquaDuctus pipeline and transported onshore.