Technip Energies has launched a new range of flexible facilities for green hydrogen production, aimed at accelerating the drive to net zero.
“GO.H2 by T.EN” has been developed by the offshore contractor together with partners Kanfa and Inocean.
This suite of solutions – which can be powered by renewable sources such as wind and solar – combines various “building blocks” depending on the needs of the client or project.
This enables solutions adapatible to various substructures, hydrogen products and derivatives produced, as well as functionality and location.
The offshore facility can be either a fixed structure or a floater. Green hydrogen is then produced using a sea water desalination unit, followed by electrolysis and exported to shore by a transport pipeline or offloaded on a carrier vessel.
In harsher environments, the substructure can be a spar or a semi-submersible unit.
For high capacities and further from shore, the hydrogen is converted by adding an ammonia or a liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) unit and transferred to a floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel.
The addition of hydrogen storage and fuel cells, means the equipment can offer a stable and continuous power supply for electrified oil and gas facilities powered by wind turbines.
For smaller capacities, the systems can be located on the floating offshore wind substructure or on the substation.
Technip says intermittency management is managed at the design phase, by building in sufficient system architecture and technology bricks, power and hydrogen storage and control strategies. In operations, an energy management system (EMS) means production can be optimised via predictive control models.
Technip Energies SVP of carbon-free solutions, Laure Mandrou added: “With more than 50 years of experience in hydrogen and an extensive expertise in offshore, we are proud to offer this innovative and flexible suite of solutions for the production of green hydrogen and its derivatives. GO.H2 by T.EN illustrates our commitment to technology as a key driver to accelerate the journey towards a low-carbon future.”