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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is looking to build an artificial island in the Danish North Sea dedicated to the large-scale production of green hydrogen from offshore wind.

The BrintØ island will be able to produce around 1 million tonnes of green hydrogen per year when fully built out by the end of the decade, corresponding to approximately 7% of the EU's expected hydrogen consumption in 2030.

The green hydrogen can be exported to the Northwestern EU to countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium via offshore hydrogen pipelines approximately 275 km long.

It is expected to be placed on the Danish part of Dogger Bank and will be connected to 10GW offshore wind, which will primarily be used to produce green hydrogen via Power-to-X.

The area consists of a 20,000 km2 sandbank and offers some of the world's best conditions for producing low-cost green electricity, due to low water depths and strong wind resources, CIP said.

BrintØ will thus create a foundation for the production of sustainable green fuels via Power-to-X for trucks, ships and aircrafts and will lead to new export opportunities for Denmark, it added.

[Staff Report]

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