Sea-based platforms producing green hydrogen and ammonia could give Asian nations such as Vietnam a new option to make large-scale offshore wind viable, claimed a regional developer working on a ‘one-stop shop’ concept that’s hoped to be commercialised as early as 2025.

Enterprize Energy recently linked up with engineering consultancy Tractebel Overdick to advance the ‘Energy-Plus’ platform that’s powered by offshore wind but can output electricity, H2 or ammonia, with plans underway to trial the technology – possibly on repurposed former oil & gas assets in the North Sea – within two years.