Transitioning French 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 & 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” CO2 emissions linked to operations, while “exploring the requirements to efficiently interface with the existing infrastructure, in terms of both hardware and controls”.