January 2023 – August 2023
Led by SSE Renewables, the GreenTransit consortium studied the feasibility of the demonstration of a hydrogen fuelled crew transfer vessel (CTV) operating from Wick, Caithness, Scotland to service the 588MW Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm.
The project assessed feasibility of future plans for the first real-world demonstration of a hydrogen CTV and onshore refuelling infrastructure in the UK. GreenTransit explored transport, storage and delivery methodology for hydrogen use in CTVs including the required infrastructure for safe and efficient operations.
The project aligns to SSEN’s Gordon Bush wind farm and Green Hydrogen project. This feasibility study will pave the way for the widespread decarbonisation of rapidly expanding offshore wind maritime emissions and if successful has the potential to be followed by a demonstration project.
EMEC led on identifying the onshore infrastructure requirements as well as the assessing the port regulatory environment. EMEC provided a number of studies including a market analysis focussing on offshore vessels and ports as well as a socio economic and environmental impact report.
- SSE Renewables (lead partner)
- Simpson Oils
- Wick Harbour
UK Department for Transport via Innovate UK