AquaVentus’ visionary project sets standards and is unique in the energy landscape of Germany and Europe.
The initiative is made up of highly innovative organizations and research institutions as well as leading international companies that are proclaiming a new era of climate-friendly energy with the production of green hydrogen at sea.
The overarching goal of AquaVentus is to install 10 GW of green hydrogen generation capacity from offshore wind energy in the North Sea by 2035 and to establish an associated transport infrastructure.
The initiative comprises numerous coordinated sub-projects along the value chain:
The development of offshore wind turbines with integrated hydrogen production (AquaPrimus), a large-scale offshore hydrogen park (AquaSector), a central offtake pipeline (AquaDuctus), and a research platform (AquaCampus).
The OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE Foundation (Foundation of German Industry for the Utilization and Research of Wind Energy at Sea) was established in 2005 on the initiative and under the moderation of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The coastal states and all economic sectors involved in offshore wind energy were also involved.
The aim of the foundation is to consolidate the role of offshore wind energy in the energy mix of the future in Germany and Europe and to promote its expansion in the interests of environmental and climate protection. It has established itself as a non-partisan, supra-regional and independent institution supporting offshore wind energy in Germany and Europe.
Today, the foundation’s trustees include – in addition to representatives of ministries at state and federal level – numerous players from industry associations and regional networks, manufacturers of offshore wind turbines, construction companies and suppliers, energy utilities and offshore planners, banks, financing companies, insurance companies and representatives of the maritime industry.