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GB Company Spotlight #2

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

“Green hydrogen plant in open-sea environment”

I urge you to get to know SwitcH2 B.V..


SwitcH2, a Rotterdam (NL) based company and a member of Ammonia Energy Association, aims to have the first SwitcH2 FPSO on location in Europe in 2028, with many more to follow in other locations around the globe.


The centerpiece of this project is the H2-FPSO, a converted VLCC (very large crude carrier) that supports a 300MW electrolysis plant on its deck. The vessel, moored in deep open-sea conditions, utilizes offshore wind and wave energy as constant resources to generate electricity, which powers the electrolysis plant. This combination set-up ensures the H2-FPSO operates entirely on renewable electricity, resulting in zero emissions.

The output of the project is green hydrogen, which can be stored in pressure tanks on the vessel and then transported to shore via existing pipeline infrastructure or dedicated shuttle carriers.

SwitcH2 envisions the H2-FPSO as a cost-effective solution for green hydrogen production offshore, overcoming the intermittent nature of renewable energy and positioning hydrogen as a prominent energy carrier in the future.

How exciting! And now, furthermore, a great news from earlier this year in March released from DNV says:

“An industrial scale concept for a floating production unit to produce green ammonia has secured Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV, affirming the technical feasibility of the design. The project is now ready to start the Basic Design phase.” *Reference: https://www.dnv.com/news/dnv-awards-aip-for-a-floating-ammonia-production-unit-developed-by-switch2-and-bw-offshore--240876


Do you also believe this offshore project to be one the earliest role models of our green hydrogen and ammonia future in meeting the net zero challenge?



Disclaimer:

The ownership of idea and all related intellectual property related to SwitcH2 FPSO resides with:

SwitcH2 B.V.

Groothandelsgebouw, Unit A4. 004

Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam, the Netherlands


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