Strohm and SPIC work on green hydrogen development

Strohm, a producer of fully bonded Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with State Power Investment Corporation of China (SPIC) for green hydrogen production.

Thermoplastic Composite Pipe is designed and made by Strohm at its facility close to Amsterdam, the Netherlands (TCP). TCP, according to the manufacturer, is less expensive than steel pipe and produces roughly 50% fewer greenhouse gases during manufacturing. Due to TCP’s nature as a flexible pipe, it can be deployed in the same offshore locations as existing array cables.

SPIC has created multiple offshore wind farms and is one of the five largest energy producing enterprises in China. Offshore renewable hydrogen generation is the goal.

The two organizations plan to create methods for producing and transporting hydrogen while offshore. Strohm claims that its TPC technology is perfect for use with hydrogen since it doesn’t corrode, has a long lifespan, and requires minimal maintenance.