8 October, 2020
- Strohm’s TCP reduces carbon footprint by more than half -
Leading manufacturer of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) Airborne Oil & Gas, has changed its name to Strohm from today (Thursday 8th, October 2020). The launch of the new brand comes as the organisation confirms its commitment to the oil and gas sector’s energy transition and accelerates its strategic growth into the renewables market.
The company was the first in the world to develop TCP and its low-cost, corrosion-resistant products have been successfully supporting the oil and gas sector for the past 13 years. Strohm has built up the world’s largest track record for TCP with most major oil and gas companies utilising its qualified products for jumper, flowline and well intervention applications.
The firm has now firmly established TCP’s sustainability following analysis carried out to global Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s1 (GHG Protocol) emission measurement and management standards. It has proven that installation of its TCP delivers a 50% smaller carbon footprint compared to traditional steel alternatives.
Strohm’s TCP Flowlines, Risers and Jumpers are made from completely corrosion resistant and recyclable materials and the business utilises 100% green energy to power its production plant in The Netherlands. The research also determined that TCP’s manufacturing process produces 40% lower CO2 levels compared to that of carbon steel pipe.
TCP’s lightweight, high strength properties allow it to be efficiently installed either through horizontal lay systems onboard of small multi-purpose vessels, or (for TCP Jumper Spools) through a subsea deployment pallet, eliminating the need for two separate vessel campaigns to deliver metrology and then installation. Once installed subsea, it requires no maintenance or corrosion inhibitors, providing a solution that has full life-cycle sustainability.
The results have identified further areas of growth where Strohm’s enabling products can help maximise economic recovery for oil and gas operators as they transition towards a low-carbon future. Strohm has also pivoted its product development to include a programme suitable for renewables.