Introducing Deep Purple
The cutting-edge hydrogen concept Deep Purple was presented by TechnipFMC to representatives from the business and public community in Øygarden municipality recently.
“The best thing about Deep Purple™ is that it could potentially supply the North Sea with power, so we could avoid electrification of offshore installations with cables from shore, as we really need this electricity on land,” said Tom Georg Indrevik, Mayor of Øygarden municipality when he was presented with the Deep Purple™ project team.
Deep Purple™ is a technology concept based on offshore wind and water, that is run through electrolysis, compressed and stored as hydrogen in large subsea tanks on the seabed.
A Unique Learning Arena
TechnipFMC has assembled a consortium of world-leading players to bring Deep Purple™ to the pilot stage. Vattenfall, Repsol, NEL, UMOE, DNV and Slåttland are technology partners for the first pilot.
The clusters Energy Valley, Ocean Hyway Cluster and GCE Ocean Technology contribute with scouting for novel technology and shedding light on opportunities for their respective cluster members.
An Autonomous and Smart Solution
The Deep Purple technology can work in many ways, but the idea is to use renewable energy like offshore wind to energize the electrolyzer, which then divides hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen is then compressed and stored in storage tanks subsea.
The stored hydrogen can then be used to create electricity again or be supplied as pure hydrogen to a fit purpose. This is a suitable way to store large amounts of energy for industrial use, to connect it to a power grid, or to supply off-grid solutions with electricity, according to Tonje Fingalsen Istad Sourcing, Procurement & Communications at Deep Purple™.
Deep Purple™ uniquely integrates proven technologies to deliver at-scale solutions for offshore green hydrogen production and sustainable renewable energy.
The system consists of offshore wind turbines and offshore hydrogen technologies for the production, storage and transportation energy in the form of pressurized green hydrogen.
It can also be used to produce, store and deliver hydrogen to consumers at sea or exported in a pipeline to shore.
In our podcast Marit Mork from cluster partner TechnipFMC talks about TechnipFMC's focus areas, among others the Deep Purple project that creates offshore hydrogen and offshore wind for stable and renewable energy production.
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