Subsea Energy Solutions (SES), a global equipment manufacturer for the offshore energy industry, has completed a major project supporting Strohm to supply Shell at one of its Southern North Sea assets.
In a mature basin such as the North Sea, the pipeline infrastructure is ageing and, in some cases, pipelines are in need of replacement. For such a situation, TCP is an attractive solution. In this particular case for Shell, the TCP could be terminated above the J-tube, allowing for a smaller existing J-tube to be used, avoiding the need for any welding or curing.
The availability of TCP through Strohm’s “TCP on Demand” model and the ability to install end-fittings offshore enabled flexible, quick and easy installation.
This was supported by quick response from Subsea Energy Solutions who provided a package of subsea equipment and project support. This included a fast-track supply of SUB-CENTRALISER™ J-tube Centralisers, SUB-FLEX™ Vertebrae Bend Restrictors, SUB-HANG™ Hang-Off Clamps, providing a full solution with a quick turnaround.
Together Strohm and SES were able to deliver in January 2022 to support Shell’s tight schedule.
Martin van Onna, Strohm’s Managing Director said: “We are proud to have supported Shell with this fast-track project. This award by Shell demonstrates a growing confidence from energy companies in TCP and the benefits the product offers in terms of quick response, installation and reduced Opex."
Philip A.R Stanyon, SES Company Founder & Technical Sales Director said: “This was an exciting project to be part of and in our eleventh year in business, it is a pleasure to be chosen by such prestigious names in the industry as their preferred cable protection system partner of choice."
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Leading composite pipe technology company Strohm (formerly known as Airborne Oil & Gas), has the world’s largest track-record for Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) after being the first to bring the technology to the Oil & Gas industry in 2007. TCP reduces total installed and life cycle cost for subsea flowlines, jumpers and risers and has proven to reduce the CO2 footprint of pipeline infrastructures by more than 50%.
The company is committed to driving sustainability with its range of TCP solutions which enable clients towards their net-zero carbon emissions targets and supports the renewables sector.
TCP is a strong, non-corrosive, spoolable, lightweight technology which is delivered in long lengths, resulting in a significant reduction of transportation and installation costs. TCP is installed using small vessels or subsea pallets, significantly reducing CO2 emissions. It is also 100% recyclable.
Strohm’s shareholders are Chevron Technology Ventures, Shell Ventures, Evonik Venture Capital, Aker Solutions, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Subsea 7, Sumitomo Corporation and the private equity investor, HPE Growth.
The firm’s manufacturing facility is located at its headquarters in IJmuiden in The Netherlands. Strohm also has offices in Houston (US), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
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