MOHN – Masterplan Offshore Hydrogen North Sea  - FKZ: 03SF0675A

With the announced targets for offshore wind at the Esbjerg summit, the North Sea is to become the powerhouse of the EU. It is predestined for large-scale hydrogen production. Considering the growing offshore hydrogen projects and initiatives in the region, cross-border cooperation between neighbouring states is essential. Therefore, the development of a transnational concept for offshore hydrogen production and transport is urgently needed. MOHN (Masterplan Offshore Hydrogen North Sea) is taking up this challenge. The project aims to develop a strategy to accelerate the implementation of offshore electrolysis capacity in the North Sea.


developing a strategy for the ramp-up of offshore electrolysis in the North Sea thereby exploring cross-border concepts to accelerate implementation

integrating existing national and regional initiatives and stakeholder activities into a coordinated and effective plan

developing framework conditions and lessons learnt from the countries


producing valuable guidance for ongoing onshore infrastructure planning activities


cruh21 services

Overall project management

Offshore, regulatory, spatial planning

Stakeholder management

scenario development and evaluation

Project overview

Full project title:
MOHN Masterplan Offshore Hydrogen North Sea -  - FKZ: 03SF0675A

Client and Duration:

Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 7th Energy Research Program.

01.09.2022 - 28.02.2024.

Project Volume:
1 Mio €

Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Energy (IEG).

Contributing Consultants:
Meiko Neumann, Meryem Maghrebi, Leopold Krings, Stephanie Kratzer, Nalinthip Büttner