STROHM JOINS AYOP
IJmuiden-based manufacturer of thermoplastic pipelines Strohm recently became a member of Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP). The company, which changed its name from Airborne Oil & Gas to Strohm a year ago, is the world market leader in high-tech composite pipelines for the extraction of oil and gas in extreme conditions such as the deep sea.
“As an active player in the energy sector, we value the exchange of ideas and collaboration with local companies in our field,” says Caroline Justet, Business Growth Executive at Strohm. “Indeed, the region is increasingly becoming a global hub for the energy transition and offers many opportunities for companies to grow. We consider it important to reach out to the local community and be a good neighbour, so joining forces with AYOP seems like a natural choice to promote growth in the Amsterdam-IJmuiden region.”
Pipelines made of thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) are seen as revolutionary in oil and gas extraction as they last far longer than variants made of steel, which rust over time. It is also possible to work at greater depths than with steel pipes.
Low-carbon energy transition
Strohm is committed to building a strong position in the low-carbon energy transition and in renewable energy sources. The installation of a plastic pipeline halves the carbon footprint compared to steel alternatives. Strohm’s innovative technology is expected to play an increasingly important role in the global energy transition.
TCP is a fully bonded solid wall tube with glass- or carbon-fibre reinforcements embedded in the thermoplastic material. The inner lining of the tube, the composite laminate and the external coating are all fused together, creating a bond between the layers that is as strong and durable as the base materials. The result is a strong and robust rollable tube, manufactured in long lengths and completely immune to corrosion.
Offshore Oil & Gas
TCP is used by oil & gas exploration and production companies and oilfield service companies in applications ranging from TCP Jumpers and TCP Downlines for Subsea Well Intervention to permanently installed TCP Flowlines and TCP Risers.
The potential in offshore wind is growing, together with the generation of (offshore) green hydrogen. Strohm’s TCP Flowlines and Risers are the ultimate solution for hydrogen transport at the lowest lifecycle cost.
“Our technology offers many advantages over steel pipes,” Caroline continues. “You can quickly achieve 30% lower installation costs for power lines and prevent power-line and riser corrosion. TCP also makes it possible to carry out high-flow subsea interventions. And, significantly, it all weighs much less.”
Strohm’s head office is located in Ijmuiden and the company also has regional branches in Houston, Rio de Janeiro and Kuala Lumpur. “Strohm’s innovative and sustainable solutions enrich our network,” says Sylvia Boer, director of AYOP. “Our members contribute every day to the realisation of the energy transition and reducing the CO2 footprint is crucial. Strohm’s hydrogen transport solutions are also very interesting.”