Saipem has launched a technological solution for the offshore production of green hydrogen and the conversion of oil and gas facilities called Suiso.
Suiso will combine floating wind and solar and marine energy and it will be applied for the first time to the Agnes project in the Adriatic Sea, which is being developed in partnership with QINT'X.
The aim is to power, together or individually, electrolyers installed on existing offshore platforms for the production of green hydrogen.
The technology responds to the growing demand for green hydrogen production and, at the same time, it allows the conversion of oil and gas offshore facilities which have now reached the end of their life cycle, Saipem said.
The oxygen resulting from this process can be used in various areas such as aquaculture or seaweed production.
Saipem chief executive Francesco Caio said: “The Suiso brand is an example of Saipem's ability to find innovative and sustainable solutions to lead its clients in the energy transition.
“The solution is adaptable to the changing characteristics of the marine sites and to the different production needs.
“The know- how gained in the design and execution of infrastructures and technologically advanced plants allows Saipem to cover the green hydrogen production value chain and to be a strategic partner in the path towards a net zero economy.”