Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, has secured a contract from Strohm to design, manufacture and supply a subsea protection and buoyancy solution for a Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (“TCP”) Jumper.
Strohm (previously Airborne Oil & Gas), the world’s first and leading manufacturer of fully bonded TCP, was awarded a contract earlier this year to supply a first-of-its-kind spoolable TCP Jumper to connect a subsea vehicle to the vertical transport system of a newly converted deep-water polymetallic nodule collection vessel.
Tekmar Energy has been chosen by Strohm to supply Bend Stiffeners, Ballast Modules, and Buoyancy Modules for the TCP solution to ensure it does not exceed load and bend design limitations. Tekmar Energy will manufacture the Bend Stiffeners and Ballast Modules at their Newton Aycliffe facility in the North East of England. DeepWater Buoyancy will manufacture the Buoyancy Modules in Maine USA under a recently signed agreement with Tekmar Group plc. All products will be delivered to Strohm in Q4 2021.
Gary Howland, Group Sales Director at Tekmar Group commented: “Tekmar Energy is delighted to have been chosen by Strohm to protect this exciting project. We look forward to working with Strohm and to strengthening our relationship. We are also thrilled to secure a contract in partnership with DeepWater Buoyancy. The award demonstrates how working together enables us to offer customers a broader range of solutions and technologies”.
Strohm Chief Operating Officer Martin van Onna said: “TCP is a lightweight, corrosion-free, versatile technology used to support many different applications across multiple underwater sectors in varying depths. Ensuring the stability and security of the TCP Jumper with a subsea protection and buoyancy solution that is completely reliable and equally as durable as our product, is extremely important to the success of the project. Tekmar is a market leader with a sustainability focus that aligns with our own energy transition strategy. We look forward to working together”.
About Tekmar Energy & Tekmar Group:
Tekmar Energy Limited is the market-leading provider of subsea protection systems for cables, umbilicals, and flexible products. The company is trusted to protect billions of pounds worth of subsea assets in offshore energy markets worldwide.
Tekmar Group plc works together to provide market-leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets. Tekmar Group’s primary operating companies are Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited, Tekmar Energy Limited, and Pipeshield International Limited.
About DeepWater Buoyancy:
DeepWater Buoyancy, Inc., located in Maine USA, provides subsea buoyancy products for offshore energy, oceanographic, military, and technology companies around the world. Customers have relied on the company’s products for over forty years, from the ocean surface to depths exceeding six thousand meters.
Leading composite pipe technology company Strohm (formerly Airborne Oil & Gas) has the world’s largest track record for Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) after being the first to bring the technology to the Oil & Gas industry in 2007. TCP reduces total installed and life cycle cost for subsea flowlines, jumpers, and risers and has proven to reduce the CO2 footprint of pipeline infrastructures by more than 50%.
The company is committed to driving sustainability with its range of TCP solutions which enable clients towards their net-zero carbon emissions targets and support the renewables sector.
TCP is a strong, non-corrosive, spoolable, lightweight technology that is delivered in long lengths, resulting in a significant reduction of transportation and installation costs. TCP is installed using small vessels or subsea pallets, significantly reducing CO2 emissions. It is also 100% recyclable.
Strohm’s shareholders are Aker Solutions, Chevron Technology Ventures, Evonik Venture Capital, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Shell Ventures, Subsea 7, Sumitomo Corporation and the private equity investor, HPE Growth.
The firm’s manufacturing facility is located at its headquarters in IJmuiden in The Netherlands. Strohm also has offices in Houston (US), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).