BOERUMS VERK, Norway – Seanovent Engineering and Strohm plan to collaborate on offshore wind-to-hydrogen developments.
They aim to develop transfer solutions to support generation of green hydrogen via wind turbine generators and subsequent transport to shore via subsea pipelines.
Strohm designs and manufactures thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP), which according to the company, has no maintenance requirements and can operate for more than 30 years. The technology is also said to be suited for carrying pressurized hydrogen offshore and subsea.
TCP is not impacted by fluids, including hydrogen, and is not prone to fatigue, embrittlement or other issues associated with use of steel for hydrogen management, the company adds.
It is also flexible and lightweight, allowing for installation by cable lay vessels and small construction vessels, reducing installation costs.
Seanovent is a specialist in infield manifolds, in-line T’s, connectors and associated equipment for subsea connection and transfer of hydrogen.