Designs for the vessel feature two heels at the front and one at the back, with capacity for ten experts and two crew members.
In January, RWE signed a green energy partnership with the Norwegian energy company Equinor to build hydrogen-ready power plants in Germany.
Jonas Gahr Støre, Norway’s prime minister, said at the time: “The energy crisis has highlighted Norway’s importance as a reliable supplier of gas to Europe but it has also underscored the need to accelerate the transition to renewable energy.”
Norway has displaced Russia as the EU’s biggest gas supplier since the invasion of Ukraine last year.
The Scandinavian country is presenting itself as the democratic alternative to Russia and the Middle East for petroleum supply.