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News | February 25 2021

Deep Purple pilot project gets support from Innovation Norway

TechnipFMC is moving ahead with a pilot project for the Deep PurpleTM green hydrogen offshore energy system, which is a key component of our energy transition offering.

We are leading the consortium to construct and test the system, with Innovation Norway recently announcing its contribution to this 9 million euro pilot project.

Deep Purple uses offshore wind energy to produce hydrogen from seawater. The hydrogen can be stored subsea for later use to provide renewable energy on-demand. Deep Purple overcomes one of the challenges of storing energy generated from renewable sources. Deploying these systems is critical to accelerating the energy transition.

Deep Purple pilot

The consortium consists of leading industrial partners Vattenfall, Repsol, ABB, NEL, DNV GL, UMOE and Slåttland, and is further 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 also includes the development and testing of an advanced control and advisory system and a dynamic process simulator.

Jonathan Landes, President Subsea, said, “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.

“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.”

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