WIMBLEDON, London — Offshore Design Engineering Ltd. (ODE) has been selected by ERM Dolphyn to provide topside FEED support to the commercial demonstration phase of the ERM Dolphyn (Deepwater Offshore Local HYdrogeN) project, according to a recent ODE news release.
The ERM Dolphyn project seeks to produce green hydrogen at scale by utilizing moored floating substructures. Each moored structure hosts an offshore wind turbine and localized hydrogen production facilities, producing hydrogen from seawater with offshore wind as its energy source. At the point of use, hydrogen produced from ERM Dolphyn is zero carbon.
The project has recently received additional funding for its demonstration phase from the U.K. government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as part of the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition.
Across this phase of development, ODE is responsible for FEED engineering for the topside equipment, export pipeline and facility design. The FEED support delivered by ODE and its consortium members, including Tractabel and Vestas, will facilitate the construction and operation of a 10-MW ERM Dolphyn demonstration unit in U.K. waters by summer 2025.