The AquaDuctus pipeline.
Remember this name, as this visionary pipeline, transporting up to one million tons of green hydrogen annually from 2035 onwards, will make a significant contribution towards the decarbonization of the energy supply in Germany and in the rest of Europe. The RWE press release describes AquaDuctus as a key milestone in the implementation of the German and European hydrogen strategies.
The pipeline will transport the desirable green hydrogen directly from the North Sea to the European continent. It is part of the AquaVentus initiative, which plans to install 10 gigawatts of electrolysis capacity for green hydrogen production from offshore wind power between Heligoland and the Dogger sand bank. In the dovetailed sub-projects, demand, generation and transport of hydrogen are to be synchronised in order to enable a swift market ramp-up.
GASCADE, Gasunie, RWE and Shell, all European energy giants in their own right, have signed their Letter of Intent regarding collaboration on AquaDuctus.
In the first phase of the project, the partners will carry out a detailed feasibility study.
Currently, 48 companies, research institutions and organisations are taking part in AquaVentus. The initiative has also participated in the EU’s Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) process via the German economics ministry. Stay tuned ...