HYON signs consulting services agreement with TechnipFMC
Norway-headed HYON AS, a hydrogen value-chain joint venture company wholly owned by Nel ASA, Hexagon Composites ASA, and PowerCell Sweden AB, has signed an agreement for delivering consulting services to TechnipFMC within the frame of the “Deep Purple” project. The project aims to develop solutions that allow energy from offshore wind farms to be converted to hydrogen and stored on the seabed, enabling a stable supply of renewable electricity to oil and gas platforms.
If implemented, the carbon emissions on the Norwegian continental shelf can be drastically reduced.
Besides world-leading electrolysis, storage, and fuel cell technologies, HYON contributes with special competence within naval architecture and design of hydrogen process and power facilities for floating and fixed marine structures. In cooperation with TechnipFMC, HYON will perform engineering services related to technology qualification, development of offshore wind foundations, and subsea energy storage solutions said Arild Eiken, Marine Technology Director at HYON.
With steadily falling prices for renewable energy, HYON’s hydrogen solutions are, the company says, attractive for longterm storage of energy with zero-emissions throughout the energy chain. Currently, hydrogen is mainly used as a raw material in the industry but is increasingly in focus as a medium for storing energy and as a fuel in the transport sector.
The momentum in the broad range of new and ongoing hydrogen projects is strong. With the “Deep Purple” project, TechnipFMC shows itself as one of the thought leaders in the offshore wind sector; in addition to powering offshore oil and gas installations, the hydrogen produced can also be used for zero-emission power onboard ships, said Tomas Tronstad, Managing Director of HYON.
Founded in 2017, HYON acts as a hub for the technology of the three owner companies, where HYON offers solutions with integrated systems based on the owners’ products. This includes the production of hydrogen, distribution, and storage, filling systems and fuel cells.
HYON has special expertise in the maritime and offshore industry, where the company offers bunkering-, tank- and fuel supply systems, gas relief and vent mast systems, modular machinery space solutions and power plants with integrated fuel cell-, auxiliary-, safety and automation systems.