Scope of pilot
The Deep Purple Pilot will design, build, and test a physical, land-based pilot at TechnipFMC’s norwegian headquarters in Kongsberg. The pilot will include an electrolyser, hydrogen storage, fuel cells, and energy control system as well as the development and testing of an advanced control and advisory system and a dynamic process simulator.
The pilot will allow the consortium partners to ensure energy efficiency and autonomous operation offshore, as well as prepare the system for large-scale offshore commercial use.
Governmental funding has been granted from Innovation Norway and TechnipFMC will lead a strong consortium to develop, construct and test the pilot. The consortium consist of Vattenfall, Repsol, Slåttland, NEL, UMOE Advanced Composites, ABB, DNV, SINTEF, University of South East Norway, Energy Valley, Arena Ocean Hyway Cluster, GCE Ocean Technology and Innovation Norway.