Offshore oil & gas production emissions could be significantly cut with floating wind-wave energy platforms providing “most of the power consumption” needed at sea as the fossil fuel industry gears up to meet carbon-neutrality targets, according to a new project led by developer Lundin Energy.

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The work, based around Danish engineer Floating Power Plant’s (FPP) P80 concept and involving maritime contracting giant Semco, as well as Cefront Technologies and Denmark’s Aalborg University, developed three different designs that were “usable solutions from both an engineering point of view, but also as a commercial business case”.