TechnipFMC will lead a consortium to construct and test its green hydrogen offshore energy system, Deep Purple, in Norway. Innovation Norway has December 2020 granted financial support to realize the €9 million pilot project.

Advanced Offshore Energy Systems

The pilot program will enable TechnipFMC to continue developing advanced energy systems for offshore wind in combination with green hydrogen production and storage. Deploying these systems offshore is an advantage from an environmental perspective. Designing them autonomously and at scale, is critical to accelerating the Energy Transition.

Strong Consortium

The TechnipFMC consortium consists of leading industrial partners Vattenfall, Repsol, ABB, NEL, DNV GL, UMOE and Slåttland, and is supported by academia, research companies and clusters. The pilot will allow the consortium partners to prepare the system for large-scale offshore commercial use. The scope includes the development and testing of an advanced control and advisory system and a dynamic process simulator.

Ocean Hyway Cluster Collaboration

The Deep Purple energy system was initiated in 2016 and has through its early stages been supported by the Research Council of Norway.

Trond Strømgren, Head R&D in Ocean Hyway Cluster, was one of the Deep Purple founders. The energy system has a large global potential and industry collaboration will be important. TechnipFMC and Ocean Hyway Cluster signed a MoU in June 2020.

– It has been very interesting to follow the development of the Deep Purple project so far. With leading maritime hydrogen and energy players in our membership, we look forward to contributing also to the next stages of the Deep Purple development, says Stein Kvalsund, CEO in Ocean Hyway Cluster.

Image source: Courtesy of TechnipFMC

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