Widya is a senior risk consultant with ERM based in Manchester, UK, with more than 15 years of experience. Her background is chemical engineering with specialisation in process safety engineering. She has been supporting clients mainly in the oil and gas industry and chemical sectors, focusing on the process safety engineering area with international exposures in multiple regions including South East Asia and Europe.
Over the last couple of years, she has been actively involved in low carbon energy transition projects, in particular within the hydrogen sector.
Over the last 3 years, Widya has been acting as the Lead Engineer for ERM Dolphyn development project; this project enables green hydrogen production at scale from floating offshore wind.
Floating offshore wind to hydrogen – capturing the opportunity
Hydrogen represents a compelling route to market for floating offshore wind in the UK, presenting a transformative opportunity for renewables developers, the O&G sector and the associated UK supply chain.
ERM has first hand experience of this opportunity through its development of the ERM Dolphyn project, which is a highly innovative floating offshore wind to hydrogen project. The first full scale demonstrator will be deployed off the coast of Scotland in 2025, with large scale commercial projects to follow in the late 2020s. This presentation will introduce the ERM Dolphyn project, including its key technical features, partners, offtake solutions, supply chain requirements and development timeline.
Additionally, this case study will be placed in the wider context of the potential scale and timing of the opportunity associated with hydrogen from floating wind, how the commercial business case is likely to develop over time, and the key technology, regulation and financing inflection points with the most influence on project feasibility. This discussion will be informed by ERM’s experience assessing the techno-economic feasibility of hydrogen as a route to market for new offshore wind investments.
Attendees will come away from the presentation with insights into the real life challenges associated with floating wind to hydrogen projects. Additionally, power sector and O&G players looking to diversify and capture opportunities associated with green hydrogen generation, will gain insights into the development of the market and technology based on the latest research and insights from the ERM Dolphyn project and ERM’s other work for clients developing green hydrogen production projects.