Green electricity from hydrogen to power Wintershall Dea’s transport vessel

Turneo GmBH, a joint venture between Hamburg-based Karlsson GmBH and energy service provider EWE, has begun producing green hydrogen in Cuxhaven, providing fuel for the first of four supply vessels in Wintershall Dea’s Mittelplate fleet.

Under the project named H2Move, Turneo commissioned and started operating a 2 MW electrolysis plant on November 15 to supply hydrogen fuel for Wintershall Dea’s ship transporting people and materials between Cuxhaven and the Mittelplate drilling and production island in the North Sea.

As explained, the hydrogen produced onshore in Cuxhaven is transported in tank trailers to the Mittelplate ship Coastal Liberty, which has been converted to hydrogen hybrid propulsion. Using a fuel cell, the hydrogen is converted into electricity which is stored in batteries that drive the ship’s electric motor.

In the future, the plant will also produce hydrogen for other ships and provide a hydrogen refueling station in Cuxhaven, and lay the foundation for onshore hydrogen mobility, the partners said.

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