Privately owned oil and gas company ONE-Dyas is hopeful that it can reach a final investment decision before the end of the year on its N05-A gas development off the Netherlands, which it claims could become the first southern North Sea gas production and processing platform to run entirely on wind energy.

Discovered in 2017 in Dutch waters in the company’s so-called “Gems Area”, close to the maritime boundary with Germany, N05-A has perhaps come to encapsulate an increasingly heated national debate over the extraction and use of natural gas.