General – TCP
In an industry first, Strohm has developed and manufactured a Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) with an integrated weight coating which offers clients on-bottom stability for its game-changing technology.
The first fully bonded 2,5-inch ID, 2,200 metre TCP Flowline with the unique weight coating innovation has been supplied to Trident Equatorial Guinea Inc. (Trident) to support operations at its Elon-C tie-back, located offshore on the west coast of the Central Africa region.
Strohm were able to offer a fast track delivery to support Trident’s schedule, with order placement in February ’21 and delivery in May ’21.
Simon Lorelli, subsea operations manager for Trident, said: “This is the first use of TCP which was successfully installed on our Okume Complex. The integrated weight coating, in addition to other means, helped us ensuring an on-bottom stability of this TCP in such shallow water. In addition, the use of Strohm’s TCP product offers the flexibility of terminating the flowline offshore, which considerably, de-risked the offshore execution.”
As well as passing on cost savings for the fully installed package, in parallel TCP also allows clients to reduce their own C02 emissions whilst contributing to an overall reduction in C02 footprint.
Strohm has conducted an in-depth analysis of the CO2 footprint related to the manufacture and installation of a TCP Flowline, and found that it results in a 50+% reduction compared to that of a steel alternative. The company is continuing this work to assess the operational life, including assessing the impact of the non-corrosive nature of TCP which negates the need for any injection of chemicals related to inspection and pigging.
Paul McCafferty, Strohm VP Europe & Africa, said: “This is an extremely important award from Trident and marks a major milestone in terms of it being the first TCP flowline manufactured with an integrated weight coating providing on bottom stability whilst in service.”
“This recent award by Trident demonstrates a growing confidence from energy companies in TCP and the benefits the product offers in terms of transportation, installation and reduced Opex costs. Strohm’s track record for TCP is exemplary and this success in Africa is helping to extend our track record in the region while supporting the sector’s focus on lowering carbon emissions.”