Saipem launches SUISO – offshore production of green hydrogen and the conversion of oil and gas facilities

Source: press release, 19 July 2021

SUISO combines floating wind, floating solar and marine energy and it will be applied for the first time to the Agnes project in the Adriatic Sea
SUISO combines floating wind, floating solar and marine energy and it will be applied for the first time to the Agnes project in the Adriatic Sea (illustration: Saipem)

Saipem has launched SUISO, a technological solution for the production of green hydrogen thus confirming its commitment to support its clients in the energy transition. The trademark has been registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

SUISO combines various renewable energy sources such as floating wind, floating solar and marine energy in a single system. The aim is to power, together or individually, electrolysers installed on existing offshore platforms for the production of green hydrogen. The technology responds to the growing demand for green hydrogen production and, at the same time, it allows the conversion of oil and gas offshore facilities which have now reached the end of their life cycle. The oxygen resulting from this process can be used in various areas such as aquaculture or seaweed production.

Thanks to these features, SUISO will find its first application in the AGNES project, the offshore energy hub that Saipem, in partnership with QINT’X, intends to build off the Adriatic coast of Ravenna.

Francesco Caio, CEO of Saipem, comments, “The SUISO brand is an example of Saipem’s ability to find innovative and sustainable solutions to lead its clients in the energy transition. The solution is adaptable to the changing characteristics of the marine sites and to the different production needs. The know-how gained in the design and execution of infrastructures and technologically advanced plants allows Saipem to cover the green hydrogen production value chain and to be a strategic partner in the path towards a net-zero economy.”