HSM Offshore Energy has won the fabrication contract for a North Sea gas platform which will be powered by wind energy.
Operator ONE-Dyas sanctioned the £450m N05-A field in September, the largest investment in a natural gas development in the Netherlands in the last 15 years.
HSM has been awarded the fabrication deal, for an undisclosed sum, with work underway in Schiedam.
The N05-A gas platform will run entirely on offshore wind power from the nearby Riffgat windfarm in the North Sea.
ONE-Dyas said the method will bring emissions “close to zero”.
HSM said locally produced natural gas has a 30% lower carbon footprint than imported gas, with knock-on benefits to security of supply and the local economy.
The firm added that it is “committed to the energy transition” via work in offshore wind and hydrogen, but the “transition to 100% renewable energy takes time and therefore we are proud to support ONE-Dyas with our Oil & Gas heritage”.
N05-A is part of the GEMS area in the Dutch North Sea – ‘Gateway to the Ems’, referring to an area, about 12 – 62 miles north of the mouth of the River Ems.
The expected volume to be produced from the N05-A field and surrounding prospects is 4.5 to 13 billion Nm3 (normal cubic metres), with gas from the project to be ready for Dutch and German households by winter 2024.
The potential of the wider Dutch-German GEMS field has been estimated at around 50 billion Nm3 in total, depending on exploration success.
ONE-Dyas is 33% owner-operator, alongside joint venture partners Discover Exploration (27%) and EBN (40%).
N05-A aims to deliver first gas to Dutch and German households by the end of 2024.
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