TechnipFMC will lead a huge consortium with the biggest names in renewables business to construct and test a new offshore green hydrogen production system. The project is named Deep Purple and has been supported by Innovation Norway with 9 million Euros to continue developing advanced energy systems for offshore wind in combination with green hydrogen production.
First initiated in 2016, Deep Purple has been supported by the Research Council of Norway through its early stages.
The 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 Deep Purple pilot project, which has been granted financial support by Innovation Norway, will allow the energy service firm to prepare the facility for large-scale offshore commercial use.
The €9 million (£8.1m) project will enable TechnipFMC to continue developing advanced energy systems for offshore wind in combination with green hydrogen production. The scope also includes the development and testing of an advanced control and advisory system and a dynamic process simulator.
Jonathan Landes, president subsea at TechnipFMC, said: “Securing the approvals and funding to proceed with a scale pilot is a critical step in the path to commercialization. “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.”