Hy2gen and OCE to collaborate on GW-scale hydrogen projects

Hy2gen USA Inc. and Ocean Connect Energy Inc. will explore offshore wind locations to supply renewable fuel production with wind energy

Hy2gen and OCE to collaborate on GW-scale hydrogen projects

Hy2gen USA Inc., the US subsidiary of global green hydrogen producer Hy2gen, and offshore wind energy developer, Ocean Connect Energy Inc. (OCE), have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the mutual investigation of the potential to power renewable hydrogen production from offshore wind. 

The MoU formalises a collaboration between the two companies to identify, evaluate, and develop favourable locations to power Hy2gen’s renewable hydrogen and e-fuel production from the gigawatt-scale offshore wind energy generation that OCE develops in the USA and worldwide. 

Hy2gen and wind energy experts OCE have formed a 10-month working group to identify and mature high-capacity offshore wind energy areas where project development may be held back by constrained grid transmission, low electricity demand, or other factors.

"Where green hydrogen production can be built near the point of interconnect from offshore wind energy generation, we have the potential to create predictable and lasting demand for the energy. This makes the need for new grid transmission less urgent and the need for infrastructure investment less substantial, while accelerating wind energy project execution," said David White, president of Hy2gen USA Inc. "Green hydrogen can change the paradigm of where offshore wind is developed," added Kevin Banister, chief executive officer of Ocean Connect Energy. 

The research is part of Hy2gen’s strategy embracing the clean hydrogen regulatory framework established by the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act and subsequent guidelines anticipated from U.S. Dept. of Treasury. Hy2gen is committed to producing renewable fuels meeting the highest standards established for the new industry. To address the three pillars of temporality, additionality, and regionality, integrated co-development of offshore wind energy projects and power-to-X projects provide a solution.

"With its high capacity factor and ability to be built at scale, offshore wind can deliver an excellent energy profile to match the electricity demand of the next key element of the energy transition: green hydrogen production," said Banister. "Done right, pairing the two can result in efficient project development and capital allocation." 

Through its global subsidiaries, Hy2gen has set out to become the largest and most reliable renewable hydrogen fuel provider—a powerful accelerator of green transformation. 

"We have a tremendous prospect in our work with Ocean Connect Energy," White affirmed. "We have laid out concrete benchmarks and time frames to motivate and monitor our progress together. We're intent on bringing our projects to life as soon as possible."