Aberdeen – Worlds First Hydrogen Producing Offshore Wind Turbine and a Stepping Stone

16 November, 2022



Wednesday 16th November

Registration open from 17:30, presentations start at 18:00 | Buffet at 19:00

Holiday Inn Express, Westhill, Aberdeen, AB32 6TT

This event is free to attend, but booking is essential.

Graham Dixon, Vattenfall: Hydrogen Turbine 1 (HT1)

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Vattenfall’s HT1 project aims to be the first in the world to test the full integration of hydrogen production with an offshore wind turbine. HT1 will also map out development and consent processes for large-scale hydrogen projects co-located with offshore wind farms to speed up future development.

The pilot project at Vattenfall’s Offshore Wind Farm in Aberdeen Bay will have an output of 8.8MW and will be able to produce enough hydrogen every day to power a hydrogen bus to travel 24,000km. Hydrogen will be produced offshore, on the wind turbine and be exported to shore at Aberdeen South Harbour via a small diameter flowline.

The availability of large quantities of fossil-free hydrogen will play a key role in the decarbonisation of heavy industry (predominantly in steel, chemicals, and fertilizer production as well as refining), as well as heavy transport.


Eric Kiltie, Salamander Floating Wind: A Steppingstone for the Scottish Supply Chain

Wind turbines at sunrise off the North East coast

The Salamander Offshore Floating Wind project is being developed by Simply Blue Energy (Scotland) Ltd in joint venture with Ørsted and Subsea 7. The project ethos is to be a precursor and stepping-stone to ScotWind developments; allowing the Scottish supply chain to gear-up and de-risk in preparation for these commercial-scale opportunities.

Salamander is planned as a 100 MW development comprising six or seven turbines situated on industrialised steel semi-submersible floating foundations. The project location is approximately 35 km east of Peterhead in the North East of Scotland with water depth of around 100 m.

This session will present the current status of the development and discuss some of the challenges ahead.


This event is jointly run with the Aberdeen Association of Civil Engineers




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