The “Bahia H2 Offshore” project, which required an investment of 7.8 million euros, has thus far received 5.7 million euros from the Perte ERHA’s incentive programme for the innovative value chain and expertise of renewable hydrogen.
The goal is to create a cutting-edge and ground-breaking technology for producing hydrogen and green ammonia as fuels in marine environments using floating renewable energy. Bahia H2 Offshore will occupy a location in the Santander Port Authority’s (APS) public domain and concentrate on the design, building, installation, and monitoring of a scale floating platform.
The FAEN-Ainer cluster from Asturias, Asime from Galicia, and a significant number of Cantabrian businesses are supporting this 36-month project that is being managed by the Sea of Innovation Cantabria Cluster.
Since it will be housed in its facilities and study the placement of floating solar panels that supply clean energy to the platform as well as the use of green fuel generated in the ships and equipment of the lines and operators of the port of Santander, the programme has the support of the Government of Cantabria through the Ministry of Innovation, Industry, Transport and Commerce and the Santander Port Authority. This initiative, which will help create 21 employment and other ones that will be indirectly generated in the maritime, energy, and industrial sectors,
It will produce a new industrial fabric and a value chain that is specialised in renewable hydrogen through research and development, along with pilot experiences to increase production capabilities and the fabrication of components and equipment.