TechnipFMC will lead a consortium to construct and test its green hydrogen offshore energy system, Deep Purple, in Norway.
The pilot project, boosted by €9m of Innovation Norway funding, will enable TechnipFMC to continue developing advanced energy systems for offshore wind in combination with green hydrogen production.
Deploying these systems offshore is an advantage from an environmental perspective and designing them autonomously and at scale is critical to accelerating the energy transition.
The Deep Purple energy system was initiated in 2016 and has through its early stages been supported by the Research Council of Norway.
Comprising leading industrial partners Vattenfall, Repsol, ABB, Nel, DNV GL, UMOE and Slåttland, the consortium 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.
Jonathan Landes, President Subsea, said, “Securing the approvals and funding to proceed with a scale pilot is a critical step in the path to commercialisation.”
“We are grateful to our partners and to Innovation Norway for collaborating with us as we advance sustainable renewables production.”
“Deep Purple is another example of our commitment to working with clients and industry to develop transformative technologies, leveraging our industry know-how and subsea expertise to serve the energy transition.”