General – TCP
Strohm, manufacturer of fully bonded Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP), has signed an agreement with Petronas technology commercialisation arm, Petronas Technology Ventures (PTVSB,) to commercialise TCP in the industry and scale its utilisation across Petronas facilities.
The partnership has ensured these products are available in the market with immediate effect.
The agreement will also be instrumental in expanding the knowledge of the design, production and qualification standard from Strohm’s technology backbone – DNV (standard ST-F119), allowing operators to qualify and utilise TCP, instead of metallic pipes, creating substantial cost reduction potentials in all stages of oil and gas projects life cycle.
Strohm and Petronas have been collaborating since 2012 when both companies embarked on a qualification programme for TCP, followed by a successful pilot installation project for a full well stream production pipeline on the West Lutong field in Sarawak waters.
With a growing track record globally, TCP has become widely acknowledged for its many benefits compared to steel alternatives, including zero corrosion, reduced weight leading to improved transportation and installation costs, and lower carbon footprint.