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Press Release28th Sep 2020

Hydrogen project adds to growing buzz around industry’s essential expertise

Exciting news that Aberdeen has been selected as the home for the world’s first offshore floating hydrogen facility to produce hydrogen from wind power confirms the benefits of the oil and gas industry’s expertise, sector leaders said today.

The leading representative body for the sector OGUK today welcomed news that developer Environmental Resources Management (ERM) will deliver its Dolphyn project off the coast of Aberdeen, aiming to deliver a prototype in 2024.

OGUK sustainability director Mike Tholen said:

“In tough times it’s encouraging to see a growing buzz around our changing industry, which has the essential expertise to help the UK meet its climate ambitions by 2050 and power the green recovery.

“The Dolphyn project is a great example of how this change is benefitting energy communities, bringing in new investment and creating exciting new roles for the future.

“This is supported by a domestic energy industry which continues to provide affordable energy for millions across the UK, supports jobs and makes a crucial contribution to the UK economy. We are now seeing the energy transition take place in real time, and continued partnership working remains essential if communities, industries and our people are to make the most of this opportunity.”