Strohm, a Dutch manufacturing business, has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, an offshore wind company, to develop decentralized green hydrogen solutions.
Green hydrogen will be generated in each wind turbine generator and brought to shore via undersea pipes, according to the partners’ plans.
In other words, instead of power lines, pipe infrastructure for storing and transporting hydrogen is used.
Strohm is a designer and manufacturer of TCP, which is ideal for transporting hydrogen and will be used to create these solutions.
TCP is a corrosion-resistant technology that does not fatigue or embrittle, according to Stohm. The pipe is also available in long spoolable lengths and is flexible, making it ideal for speedy and cost-effective construction.
“This is a genuinely interesting cooperation, working with Siemens Gamesa to understand how TCP may be the missing link in an offshore wind farm, generating green hydrogen,” says Martin van Onna, Strohm’s chief commercial officer. TCP’s major characteristics – flexibility, lack of corrosion, and minimal need for maintenance – provide for the most cost-effective infrastructure on a wind farm. To be considered a solution in future green hydrogen, we must have a demonstrated track record with TCP offshore.”
Siemens Gamesa is actively working on the foundation for a decentralized offshore solution that incorporates an electrolyzer into an offshore wind turbine.
“Strohm has assisted us through multiple case studies, identifying the solutions that can be readily utilised and complement our existing systems,” said Finn Daugaard Madsen, innovation manager – Power to X at Siemens Gamesa. This collaboration will enable us to collaborate in an open format and accelerate the availability of green hydrogen.”