Bahía H2 Offshore, foostering the future of maritime transport with green ammonia

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Bahia H2 Offshore

Recognizing the urgent need for environmental sustainability in transportation and logistics, our mission is to pioneer a green revolution in maritime transport. We aim to transform the way ships are fueled, shifting towards more eco-friendly options.

Saitec and Saitec Offshore Technologies are at the forefront of this change, actively participating in a groundbreaking initiative. Our focus is to explore and establish new pathways for green fuels in maritime transport. The core of this initiative is to harness electricity from offshore wind farms and innovatively convert it into clean, renewable hydrogen and ammonia for fueling maritime vessels

The project Bahía H2 Offshore project focuses on developing an innovative system that uses electricity generated by offshore wind farms to transform it into renewable hydrogen and ammonia.

This project, one of those selected by the PERTE of Hydrogen, with a budget of 7.7 million euros, is driven by the Supercluster Atlantic Wind (SAW), formed by the marine energy clusters of northern Spain, representing more than 100 companies: Sea of Innovation Cantabria Cluster (SICC), Association of Metal Industries and Associated Technologies of Galicia (ASIME), and the Asturias Energy Technology Consortium (AINER). A total of 11 partners from the entire value chain have joined, including Saitec and comprising Ariema, CTC Technology Center, CIC Informatic Consulting, Degima, Duro Felgueira, IH Cantabria, InProEner, and Tresca.

Green ammonia can serve as a direct fuel in all types of ships, which, in the future, could refuel directly at sea in the so-called energy islands, where offshore wind farms will be integrated with power plants and refueling points, all at sea, without the need to return to land. Also, ammonia can serve as an energy vector for transporting hydrogen in gas tankers or umbilicals from sea to land. This would allow it also to be used for other industrial purposes such as fertilizer generation or easily converting it back into hydrogen to supply fuel, for example, to road traffic powered by this energy.

At this moment, the coordination work of the consortium members and the conceptual design of the green ammonia generation process are being initiated.

For Saitec and Saitec Offshore Technologies, participating in initiatives like this one, now getting underway in Santander, is the result of the innovative vocation that inspires the daily work of professionals from both companies. The interest in exploring alternatives and collaborating with other companies to produce strategic changes, improve products or services, and ultimately be at the forefront of sustainability are fundamental pillars. In turn, it is a source of knowledge acquisition in cutting-edge areas like this, where both can contribute their experience and background in offshore wind.