Seanovent Engineering and Strohm have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on offshore wind-to-hydrogen developments around the world.
The partnership will focus on developing safe and dependable hydrogen transfer solutions which will enable and improve the distributed green hydrogen concept, whereby green hydrogen is generated in each wind turbine generator and transported to shore via a subsea pipe infrastructure.
The signing of this MoU means that both companies will have the capacity to optimize layouts to reduce cost and increase reliability of wind-to-hydrogen systems.
Strohm specializes in the design and manufacture of thermoplastic composite pipe, which it has found to be a well-suited technology capable of carrying hydrogen offshore and subsea.
The pipe is also flexible and lightweight, allowing for an array of installation options, from cable lay vessels to small construction vessels, significantly reducing the cost of installation and the total cost of ownership, the company added.
Seanovent has expertise in subsea field development as well as the provision of infield manifolds, in-line T’s, connectors and associated equipment for subsea connection and transfer of hydrogen.
Strohm said that the characteristics of TCP combined with the use of optimized connectors and other subsea components designs will enable the delivery of a safe and dependable hydrogen transfer solution.
It added that the flexibility of TCP also facilitates finding the optimal configuration for operators and integrators in the offshore green hydrogen production industry.
Strohm business growth executive EiT Caroline Justet said: “We are very excited to announce this new partnership.
“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.
“This in turn will lower the Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE) and make distributed green hydrogen production offshore more competitive, sooner.”
Seanovent chief technology officer Steinar Hestetun said: “More now than ever, there is an urgent need for innovative solutions to be adopted to support the industry’s net zero emission goals.
“Our collaboration with Strohm allows us to maximise both company’s strengths to help accelerate the transition and realise our shared vision of supporting green energy resources.”