Seanovent and Strohm to deliver green hydrogen transfer solution


Seanovent Engineering AS and Strohm are set to collaborate on offshore wind-to-hydrogen developments that can support a reliable, faster, cheaper green energy transition.

Having entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Seanovent and Strohm will now focus on developing safe and dependable hydrogen transfer solutions that are capable of enabling and improving the distributed green hydrogen concept. This is where green hydrogen is generated in a wind turbine generator and then transported to shore through a subsea pipe infrastructure.

Strohm is a market leader in the design and manufacturing of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP), which is considered to be particularly suited for carrying pressurised hydrogen offshore and subsea. Advantages include that it is agnostic to fluids and does not suffer from fatigue, embrittlement or other issues associated with using steel for hydrogen. It is also flexible and lightweight. This allows for a range of installation options, which can significantly reduce the cost of installation and total cost of ownership.

It further mapped out how as underwater engineering and innovation experts in the provision of infield manifolds, in-line T’s, connectors and associated equipment for subsea connection and the transfer of hydrogen, Seanovent also has extensive expertise in subsea field development. This means it has the capacity to optimise layouts as a means of reducing costs and increasing the reliability of systems.

The pair explained that they have recognised the value of collaborating in the offshore wind-to-hydrogen space, where the superior characteristics of TCP have the potential to combine with optimised connectors and other subsea components designs to deliver a safe, high-quality, and dependable hydrogen transfer solution. TCP’s flexibility also allows for finding the optimal configuration for operations and integrators in the offshore green hydrogen production industry.