Interested in maximizing offshore lifetime? Get introduction to best practices for PtX facility design in challenging environments.

PtX technologies in offshore environments

With the emphasis on the green transition and recently also security concerns the push away from fossil fuels and towards renewable alternatives has gained significant momentum. Power-to-x (PtX) technologies is expected to be a key component in the future energy mix to ensure a stable energy output despite a large increase in the use of intermittent energy sources. This can be achieved by hydrogen production in electrolysis plants in times of high energy production and low demand and subsequent energy production from the hydrogen when and where the energy is needed. 

These PtX facilities will increasingly have to be placed in coastal or offshore environment, for example on designated energy-islands or directly on offshore wind turbines. The marine environment places hard demands on the materials and design of components. This is greatly exacerbated by the difficult of accessing and performing service on installations offshore possibly combined with ATEX or high voltage areas. 

Modular solutions where the sensitive equipment is encased in a shipping container, or a shell developed for the purpose, that can be delivered to the point of service have been attracting attention and is likely to be the solution of choice in some cases. However, to make the solution viable, and not overly resource demanding, the container, its content, and surrounding installations should be able to withstand 25 years of service at sea with only limited maintenance. To achieve this significant development is required.

Sustainable design for offshore longevity

In this webinar we will discuss best practice and do’s and don’t’s in in terms of design and materials choices to achieve a long lifetime in an offshore environment. Particular attention will be given to the shell around the sensitive equipment (a container) and any necessary modification to this, submersed parts of the system (e.g., water supply for cooling and electrolysis), and electronics inside the shell.

Target audience

Danish companies working with power-to-x or who wish to be part of the PtX supply chain, by delivering equipment or services to the industry.

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