Offshore energy contractor TechnipFMC and Danish technology outfit Floating Power Plant (FPP) have been selected by an unnamed UK operator to carry out a “concept select study” to use wind and wave power backed by hydrogen storage to help lower the carbon footprint of an existing North Sea oil and gas complex.

The work aims to “determine the optimum set-up” for one of FPP’s hybrid floating wind-and-wave units to “significantly reduce” carbon dioxide emissions linked to operations, while “exploring the requirements to efficiently interface with the existing infrastructure, in terms of both hardware and controls”.