Seanovent, Strohm team up on offshore wind-to-hydrogen piping

Seanovent and Strohm collaborate on hydrogen transfer for offshore wind-to-hydrogen

November 29 (Renewables Now) - Norwegian subsea infrastructure engineering firm Seanovent Engineering AS and Dutch composite pipe technology company Strohm have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner on developing hydrogen transfer solutions for offshore wind-to-hydrogen developments.

The companies said on Monday they will focus on advancing distributed green hydrogen production, where hydrogen is produced in each wind turbine generator and carried ashore by means of subsea pipe infrastructure.

Strohm designs and manufactures Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP). It says its flexible and lightweight technology has no maintenance requirements and is very suitable for the transportation of pressurised hydrogen offshore and subsea.

Seanovent brings expertise in the provision of infield manifolds, in-line T’s, equipment for subsea connection and transfer of hydrogen, as well as expertise in subsea field development.

“Seanovents extensive offshore expertise coupled with Strohm’s superior pipeline solutions will enable the rapid acceleration of safe offshore wind-to-hydrogen projects by providing more reliable and cost effective solutions,” said Caroline Justet of Strohm. “This in turn will lower the Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE) and make distributed green hydrogen production offshore more competitive, sooner,” Justet added.

Strohm, previously known as Airborne Composite Tubulars, counts among its shareholders Aker Solutions, Chevron Technology Ventures, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures and Shell Ventures.

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