This week marked the kick off for Deep Purple – a hydrogen offshore energy system that could deliver renewable energy to over 12 million Europeans in a few years. TechnipFMC are leading a consortium with Energy Valley, Repsol, Vattenfall, KANFA, ABB, DNV GL, SINTEF, NEL, UMOE and Slåttland, to construct and test the system in Norway.
“Kicking off the Deep Purple Project – an offshore wind and hydrogen system, with our partners. With this system we can deliver renewable energy and replacing fossil fuels for 12,5 million Europeans on 35 Islands in a few years. And that is only a start.”, says Preben Strøm Managing Director of Energy Valley.
The pilot program 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. 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. 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.
Katrine Vetlesen, Vice President Energy Innovation & Programs
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