Offshore energy systems handle the production, transport, storage, conversion and use of energy offshore.
At SINTE, we are researching technology for and the interaction between different energy carriers, such as electricity, hydrogen and natural gas. Our projects include offshore electrical infrastructure, and hydrogen production and storage. In a future offshore energy systems we can also develop clean hydrogen from natural gas and store the CO2 in a suitable form under the seabed.
SINTEF has world-leading research communities and well-equipped ECCSEL laboratories for carbon capture and storage (CCS). We also have strong research expertise within the liquefaction of hydrogen and CO2 for ship-based transport. Furthermore, we are also developing processes and components for processing and injecting hydrogen and CO2, as well as transporting these gases in pipelines over long distances.
In addition, SINTEF has expert research communities within subsea power supply that work together with our customers to develop secure, reliable and efficient solutions. We have cutting-edge laboratories, equipment and expertise for developing materials and components that can handle deep waters and extreme temperatures.
We have an extensive research portfolio within offshore wind power and energy system analyses, as well as solutions for reducing emissions from the Norwegian shelf. We research how the various energy solutions can be used together to create a flexible, cost effective and reliable offshore energy system.