North Sea energy hubs to be powered by Orsted’s Hornsea projects

Together with Orsted and Goal7, Neptune Energy will study offshore wind-powering energy hubs in the UK North Sea.

Existing oil and gas production assets, carbon storage facilities, and hydrogen production facilities could be included in the planned integrated energy hubs.

The North Sea Transition Authority is scheduled to award the carbon dioxide appraisal and storage licenses to Neptune in early 2023. The company has filed three applications under the recent Carbon Dioxide Appraisal and Storage Licensing Round.

Offshore Wind

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A memorandum of understanding between Orsted and Goal7 aims to explore the possibility of supplying power from Hornsea offshore wind developments to future Neptune hubs. As part of the project, Goal7 will provide technical input and project management support.

“The development of integrated energy hubs is an important part of Neptune’s strategy to store more carbon than is emitted from our operations and the use of our sold products by 2030,” said Neptune Energy’s director of new energy, Pierre Girard.

By electrifying producing fields, emissions can be reduced and the life of the fields can be extended.

Orsted is operating, building or developing four large offshore wind farms in the North Sea off the east coast of England called the Hornsea projects.

Source: Renewables Now

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