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Strohm provides TCP flowlines for major European natural gas and hydrogen hub

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Producer of thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) Strohm has been awarded a contract from ECOnnect to provide more than 11km of TCP.
This will be installed at the TES Wilhelmshaven Green Gas Terminal in Germany and the project, which is being developed by provider of green hydrogen at scale Tree Energy Solutions (TES), aims to provide sustainable, clean and affordable energy in the form of green hydrogen, green gas, and green power.
In the initial phase, which is due to commence in the second half of next year, the terminal will be used to import natural gas, using the ECOnnect Energy IQuay solution.
TCP is an integral part of the IQuay solution, being used for the transfer of gas between the Floating Storage and Regassification Unit (FSRU) and the onshore terminal, a distance of about 2km.
Strohm will provide six 8-inch flowlines with a length of approximately 2km each, qualified for transfer of natural gas and prepared for CO2.
In the second phase of the project, 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.
Martin van Onna, Strohm’s CEO, said: “We are proud to have been selected by TES and ECOnnect Energy to support the Wilhelmshaven natural gas and hydrogen hub project - a tribute to our technology, long standing track record in energy, and dedication to supporting our clients’ energy transition journeys.”
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.
Magnus Eikens, CCO at ECOnnect Energy, added: “The IQuay solution allows for incredibly fast installation and natural gas import into Wilhelmshaven, while also enabling a future hydrogen hub. We are happy to have found the perfect fit in Strohm’s TCP- its flexibility, low carbon footprint, compatibility with CO2 and speed of delivery all made it the right choice for this project.”