Strohm Secures TCP Contract for Green Gas Terminal in Germany
11.28.2022 By - NEWS

November 28, 2022 [Offshore] – Strohm has been awarded a contract from ECOnnect to provide more than 11 km of thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) for the TES Wilhelmshaven Green Gas Terminal in Germany.


IJMUIDEN, The Netherlands — Strohm has been awarded a contract from ECOnnect to provide more than 11 km of thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) for the TES Wilhelmshaven Green Gas Terminal in Germany. 

The project, which is being developed by Tree Energy Solutions (TES), aims to provide sustainable, clean, non-intermittent and affordable energy in the form of green hydrogen, green gas and green power.

Phase 1 is due to begin in second-half 2023. The terminal will be used to import natural gas, using the ECOnnect Energy IQuay jettyless transfer system. TCP is an integral part of IQuay, being used for the transfer of gas between the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and the onshore terminal, a distance of about 2 km.

ECOnnect Energy CCO Magnus Eikens said the IQuay system allows for fast installation and natural gas import into Wilhelmshaven, while also enabling a future hydrogen hub. The Norwegian technology company’s jettyless IQuay floating transfer terminal features a system for loading, discharge and bunkering of LNG, ammonia and carbon capture and storage, without the need for fixed marine infrastructure.

Strohm will provide six 8-inch flowlines with a length of about 2 km each, qualified for transfer of natural gas and prepared for CO2.   

During Phase 2, the company’s TCP will be repurposed for liquid CO2 transport. Using TES’s approach to clean hydrogen production, CO2 is a designated, circular carrier to enable cost-effective transport of green hydrogen in the form of synthetic methane. Following capture of the hydrogen upon arrival in the terminal in Germany, the CO2 is returned to the green hydrogen production source using the TCP flowlines. 

Strohm CEO Martin van Onna said the company’s TCP is field proven in the harshest offshore environments, adding “it does not corrode and it is compatible with CO2. She also said it is “highly suitable for natural gas, CO2 and hydrogen transport.”

Compared to steel pipe, Strohm says the technology also offers a lower carbon footprint.

The Wilhelmshaven Green Gas Terminal has been included to the list of priority projects backed by Germany’s LNG Acceleration law, which aims to strengthen the country’s energy security. 

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection selected TES in early September to develop and implement Germany’s fifth FSRU in the autumn of 2023. TES said the delivery from ECOnnect Energy will be the critical link between offshore gas storage units to the onshore terminal directly connected to the Open Grid Europe gas grid.

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