Kittiwake in flight at Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. Image: Vattenfall
The Crown Estate and National Grid ESO will collaborate on a Strategic Spatial Energy Plan (SSEP) and a Marine Delivery Routemap. Image: Vattenfall.

Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall has completed the “world-first” development phase for offshore hydrogen production in Scotland.

The innovation project, which has been exploring the possibilities of hydrogen production via offshore wind farms and transportation to shore, has concluded following two years of work.

Dubbed the HT1 Project, Vattenfall’s project was designed around its European Offshore Wind Development Centre located off the coast of Aberdeen. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’s (DESNZ) Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 funding programme funded the project.

Having tested the development phase for decentralised offshore hydrogen production and in light of other industry advances, Vattenfall has decided to conclude the project. Vattenfall will continue to explore fossil fuel-free hydrogen production as part of the energy transition.