The Energy Transition at Sea

Offshore wind farms can generate abundant amounts of energy. The maritime transport sector uses enormous amounts of energy in potential off-shore wind locations, in the form of heavy fuel oil or other fossil fuels.

Hydrogen offers a storage solution for renewable energy. Utilising it close to production has the potential to avoid most transportation costs, which will have a positive on the business case for hydrogen as a maritime fuel.

Offshore supply services are a new, important segment of the short sea shipping sector, recently spurred on by the uptake of offshore wind energy – an industry that is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years.

The Netherlands aim to have 4.5 GW of offshore windpower installed by 2023. In 2050, this has to be increased to 60 GW.

Our Action

Together with its partners, THRUST is working on a revolutionary project that will confirm the Netherlands at the forefront of the energy transition at sea. We aim to deliver green fuels, produced by offshore wind, to the fleet maintaining those same wind farms.

Working together with industry leaders across the value chain, we are breaking down sectoral silos and building a business case for zero-emission off-shore wind farm operations. 

In the future, offshore bunkering stations will provide an excellent storage solution for peak wind power generation and can replace the highly polluting fuels used in the maritime sector with a zero-emission alternative.

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