Strohm, a fully affiliated thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) manufacturer, has signed an agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
The collaboration will focus on the creation of hydrogen transfer technologies that advance the idea of decentralized green hydrogen, where green hydrogen is generated in each wind turbine and delivered inland via a system. marine pipeline. Power lines are to be replaced in this proposal with a system of pipelines for storing and transferring hydrogen. Siemens Gamesa acts as a technical consultant.
Strohm has developed and manufactured TCP, the ideal method for transporting hydrogen at sea and underwater. The anti-corrosion technology, made in the Netherlands, is fatigue-free and suffers from the challenges associated with using steel pipes for hydrogen, such as subsidence. Flexible hoses, manufactured in coil lengths, long and flexible, can be pulled directly into a wind turbine generator, enabling rapid construction of offshore wind farm infrastructure and cost-effective.
TCP is maintenance-free and can operate for over 30 years, which lowers the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) and enables a decentralized concept solution.
Siemens Gamesa, a pioneer in wind power and a leader in offshore wind power, has already made significant contributions to shaping the industry and developing the basis for a decentralized offshore solution that fully integrates the electrolyzer into an offshore wind turbine with clear benefits and additional potential such as lower capital costs , improving the efficiency of the system and increasing the uptime of the wind farm.
Strohm Chief Commercial Officer Martin van Onna said: “This is a really interesting collaboration. Working with Siemens Gamesa to understand how TCP has become a missing link in offshore wind farms to create green hydrogen.” TCP’s core feature-flexibility , Minimal corrosion and no maintenance requirements-to provide the most cost-effective infrastructure for a specific wind farm. Our track record in offshore TCP requires us to be seen as a solution for the future of green hydrogen.
“At Siemens Gamesa, we believe in the prospect of green hydrogen and have been committed to the idea of decentralization for many years,” said Finn Daugaard Madsen, Innovation Manager of Power to X. Strohm, who provided us with various case studies With help, we have found a solution that can be easily implemented and complemented our existing system. This cooperation will allow us to work together in an open manner, thereby accelerating the availability of green hydrogen.”