TrussFloatTM as floating wind platform to power onshore electricity grids
Globally, there is an ever increasing need for renewable energies within the energy mix to limit global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions. Offshore wind is now a main source of renewable energy.
Floating wind will allow to fully exploit this potential, with important development opportunities.
Increased competitiveness over time compared to bottom-fixed wind
There is a high potential of cost reduction over time. Indeeed the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) will benefit from :
TrussFloatTM as floating wind platform to decarbonize O&G production
Is it estimated that about 5% of offshore production is consumed for offshore electric power generation, resulting in :
- In case of transition from gas lift activation to electric submersible pumps, O&G production requires additional electric power wich is problematic if gas is becoming scarce
- High water cut production or heavy crude are hardly suitable for power generation, hence O&G producers face the challenges associated with continuous offshore Diesel supply
Benefits of floating wind for O&G companies
Benefits for O&G production
Preparation for commercial floating wind farms
TrussFloatTM as floating wind platform for water injection for O&G production
TrussFloatTM as floating wind platform to generate green hydrogen
Floating wind power can be used to produce green hydrogen offshore. This award winning concept accompanies O&G majors towards a carbon neutral world by giving their O&G infrastructure a second life.
We believe that this should happen in two phases:
Phase 1: Electrification of O&G platforms or direct water injection with floating wind turbines. This is particularly interesting for mature fields with a lack of associated gas for thermal power production.
Phase 2: Installation of hydrogen production equipment on the floating wind turbines and hydrogen injection into existing O&G infrastructure. This is particularly interesting for near CoP O&G fields.
Phases 1 and 2 can also be carried out in parallel, depending on the maturity of the O&G production field.
After a two-stage application process, Dolfines has been laureate of the Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) for this concept. Dolfines is collaborating closely with MEA partners in the technical and commercial development comprising the basis design for open sea testing prototype including permitting aspects, hydrogen export line and mooring system, levelized cost of energy optimization and business case development.