IPO last month, the Nantes-based company Lhyfe already has 93 plant projects under development in Europe. Since its creation in 2017, Lhyfe has initiated a research program for the production of offshore hydrogen and has already signed several partnerships in this direction.
For its part, Chantiers de l’Atlantique has recognized expertise in the field of renewable energies and has already delivered four electrical substations for offshore wind farms.
This agreement comes at a time when Lhyfe and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have already been working for 18 months on the co-development of an offshore hydrogen production pilot as part of the SEM-REV project. The inauguration of the world’s first offshore renewable hydrogen production demonstrator will take place in September 2022 off Saint-Nazaire.
Producing hydrogen for the international market
The new agreement announced today will extend this collaboration on a larger scale. Lhyfe and Chantiers de l’Atlantique will work on wind farms connected or not to the electricity grid. Chantiers de l’Atlantique will build and install the platforms while Lhyfe will design and operate the renewable hydrogen production sites. The two partners plan to develop solutions with a power of at least 100 MW, installed on existing fixed structures or on raised or floating foundations.
Thomas Créach, Technical Director of Lhyfe, said: “We are delighted to take this new step with Chantiers de l’Atlantique. Thanks to the complementarity and solidity of our expertise and the strength of our previous achievements, we are now able to respond to the various calls for tenders related to offshore. The production of renewable green hydrogen on a very large scale is now within reach! “.