Orsted and Uniper are exploring a strategic partnership to turn the German port of Wilhelmshaven into a hub for green hydrogen produced from offshore wind.

The Danish and German utilities have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the goal to jointly develop offshore wind with hydrogen an a large scale, with the explicit support of Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT, which stands ready to transport wind power from the North Sea to land.

Uniper, owned by Finnish utility Fortum, already last year had started to work on a project called ‘Wilhelmshaven Green Hydrogen’ that includes the construction of a electrolysis plant at the port of 70MW by 2025, which is slated to be expanded to 410MW by 2030.