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Mott MacDonald wins Gasunie contract to assess feasibility of an offshore H2 network

The global engineering, management and development consultancy will assess the feasibility of a green H2 infrastructure in the Dutch North Sea as part of decarbonization efforts in Europe.

Mott MacDonald has secured the first lot on Gasunie's recent engineering services framework. Gasunie manages and maintains the infrastructure for large-scale transport and storage of gas in the Netherlands and the northern part of Germany. The contract involves a 12-month program of work to assess the technical and economic feasibility of offshore and onshore H2 compressor infrastructure.

The project is part of Gasunie's vision to unlock the North Sea as a green power source and to produce enough wind energy and green H2 to supply more than half of Europe with carbon-neutral energy by 2050. The project is also aligned with the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) concept, which Mott MacDonald has been supporting since 2021.

The wider feasibility assessment will address the technical, economic, regulatory, policy, safety and organizational aspects of an offshore H2 network in the Dutch North Sea. The network will enable the transport and storage of green H2 produced from offshore wind farms, as well as the integration with the existing natural gas infrastructure.

Nick Roberts, Mott MacDonald’s business development manager for thermal transition said, “his appointment builds on our relationship working together on the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) and ongoing NortH2 projects, and we look forward to continuing to support Gasunie to meet the clean energy demands of the future, which are critical to meeting net zero carbon ambitions. This pioneering project to decarbonize Europe will greatly contribute towards the aim of increasing the Dutch North Sea's energy production to 70 GW by 2050 and the ultimate goal of climate neutrality within the next 30 years.”