Wintershall Dea supports International Street Art Festival in Wilhelmshaven
- Largescale 3D artwork shares a view for a future energy hub on the North Sea coast
Wintershall Dea is sponsoring the 10th International StreetArt Festival held from 5th to 7th August 2022 in Wilhelmshaven. As part of the 8,000 euros sponsorship, an artwork has been commissioned depicting the development of the coastal town into a hub for climate-friendly energy supply. The oversized 3D painting will be created by Mexican artist Juandres Vera, who has already taken part in the Wilhelmshaven street art competition several times. Vera took first place among independent artists at his first appearance in 2011.
The artwork is themed "Energy hub Wilhelmshaven”. In the context of the energy transition Wilhelmshaven has become a dynamic location where various energy projects are in the making, including Wintershall Dea's hydrogen project BlueHyNow.
Andreas Möller, Commercial Manager and Project Manager of BlueHyNow, is enthusiastic about the vision for Wilhelmshaven: "Gas, renewable energies, hydrogen and CO2 transport - as a coastal site with a deep-water port, Wilhelmshaven is perfectly placed to become one of the most important energy hubs in Germany. All these technologies are crucial elements for achieving our climate targets and climate-friendly energy supply in Germany. The development of Wilhelmshaven into the hydrogen capital of Germany will be shared with local people through this artistic 3D image. And: we as Wintershall Dea also find ourselves in this development: we want to implement carbon management and hydrogen projects in Wilhelmshaven."
At the StreetArt Festival, artists from all over the world will come together and use the ground as their canvas. Huge 3D images will lie visitors’ feet, providing a unique experience.
BlueHyNow is part of the emerging energy hub in Wilhelmshaven. Environmentally friendly hydrogen is to be produced there using natural gas. At the same time, infrastructure is being built for the transport of CO2 produced during the hydrogen production process. This is to be transported to Norway, for example, and then stored in deep geological rock strata.
About Wintershall Dea
Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 13 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Russia, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business. More in our Annual Report.
As a European gas and oil company, we support the EU's 2050 carbon neutrality target. As our contribution we have set ourselves ambitious targets: We want to be net zero across our entire upstream operations – both operated and non-operated – by 2030. This includes Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) greenhouse gas emissions on an equity share basis. Wintershall Dea will also bring its methane emissions intensity below 0.1 per cent by 2025 and maintain zero routine flaring of associated gas in its operations. In addition, we plan to reduce emissions resulting from the use of hydrocarbons by applying CCS and low-carbon hydrogen technologies, potentially building up a business abating 20-30 million tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2040. You can find more about this in our Sustainability Report.
Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,500 people worldwide from almost 60 nations.