The offshore contractor, in collaboration with Kanfa and Inocean, created “GO.H2 by T.EN.”
This suite of solutions incorporates multiple “building pieces” based on the demands of the customer or project and may be powered by renewable sources such as wind and solar.
This allows for solutions that are adaptable to different substructures, hydrogen products, and derivatives, as well as functionality and location.
The offshore facility might be a floating or a permanent structure. Green hydrogen is then created using a seawater desalination machine, followed by electrolysis, and then transported to shore through a pipeline or offloaded onto a carrier vessel.
The substructure might be a spar or a semi-submersible unit in harsher situations.
The hydrogen is transformed by adding ammonia or a liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) unit and delivered to floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel for high capacity and further out from shore.
With the addition of hydrogen storage and fuel cells, the system can now provide a reliable and consistent power source for electrified oil and gas facilities driven by wind turbines.
The equipment can be mounted on the floating offshore wind substructure or the substation for lesser capacities.
Intermittency management, according to Technip, is handled throughout the design phase by including enough system architecture and technology bricks, as well as power and hydrogen storage and control mechanisms. An energy management system (EMS) allows production to be optimized using predictive control models in operations.
“With more than 50 years of experience in hydrogen and considerable knowledge in offshore, we are happy to offer this innovative and adaptable suite of solutions for the production of green hydrogen and its derivatives,” said Laure Mandrou, Technip Energies’ SVP of carbon-free solutions. T.EN’s GO.H2 demonstrates our dedication to technology as a fundamental driver in moving us closer to a low-carbon future.”