Wintershall Dea, NWO to Cooperate on Wintershall Dea’s BlueHyNow Project

Wintershall Dea, NWO to Cooperate on Wintershall Dea’s BlueHyNow Project

Wintershall Dea and Nord-West Oelleitung (NWO) will now work together on Wintershall Dea’s BlueHyNow project.

This plant will produce large quantities of low-carbon hydrogen from Norwegian natural gas. BlueHyNow is part of the EnergyHub being built in Wilhelmshaven. An MOU was signed between the two companies on 2 August, and a feasibility study will be completed by the end of the year. NWO’s Wilhelmshaven site will be explored for the construction of a hydrogen production plant.

“To ensure that we can guarantee future energy security in Germany and drive forward the energy transition, we need hydrogen from natural gas – as well as hydrogen from renewables,” says Hugo Dijkgraaf, Executive Board Member and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Wintershall Dea.

As a decarbonized energy source or a raw material, hydrogen can be delivered by pipeline to industrial customers, reducing their CO2 emissions.

“Together with Wintershall Dea, we are making our contribution to the energy transition, becoming part of the new EnergyHub in Wilhelmshaven and continuing to be a reliable and relevant partner for supply security,” added Dr. Jörg Niegsch, Managing Director of NWO.

Providing climate-neutral energy requires hydrogen, which is seen as a crucial component. However, Germany faces a significant capacity gap. As early as 2030, hydrogen demand will rise from 55 TWh/year to 90 – 110 TWh/year.

The current plans in the German government’s coalition agreement focus on hydrogen based on electricity from renewable energies and will only add around 28 TWh/year.

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