Three winners are sharing a £1million prize for ideas that could help cut greenhouse gas emissions by moving forward the drive to electrify platforms in the North Sea.
The Decarbonisation competition for the electrification of offshore oil and gas installations was launched by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), working with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), to fund technical and commercial studies on offshore electrification in the UK North Sea as part of the North Sea Transition Deal outcomes.
The following winning applications look at various ideas that could speed up essential electrification projects. The three companies must now complete work on their studies by 31 March 2022, with project reports to be published in Q2 2022:
Orcadian Energy (project lead): Innovative concepts for the electrification of offshore installations in the Central Graben (Award:£466,667)
Ørsted (project lead):Addressing technical and commercial requirements of windfarm connections with offshore installations (Award: £239,360)
Katoni Engineering Ltd: An optimised interface for distributed offshore renewable sources supplying existing offshore installations with secure and low-emissions power(Award: £335,280)