General – Hydrogen Transport
Netherlands-based Strohm has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French renewable hydrogen supplier Lhyfe.
The collaboration will see the two companies working together to develop solutions for hydrogen transport, both onshore and offshore, with initial plans to launch the first floating wind turbine to be integrated with a hydrogen production system.
Lhyfe’s Nerehyd solution, a concept worth approximately €60 million, including research, development, and the production of the first prototype in 2025, incorporates a hydrogen production facility on the floating platform, connected to a wind turbine. The concept is adapted to on-grid or off-grid applications, from single wind turbines to large-scale wind farm developments.
Strohm is the market leader in the design and manufacturing of TCP, which is particularly suited for carrying hydrogen offshore and subsea. Produced at its plant in The Netherlands, the corrosion-resistant technology does not fatigue or suffer from issues associated with using steel pipe for hydrogen, such as embrittlement.
Manufactured in long spoolable lengths and flexible in nature, the pipe can be pulled directly into the wind turbine generator, quickly and cost effectively building an offshore wind farm infrastructure.
Lhyfe and Strohm recognise the value of collaborating in the offshore wind-to-hydrogen space, where superior characteristics of TCP, combined with optimised topside components such as electrolysers, to deliver a safe, high-quality, and dependable hydrogen transfer solution.
The flexibility of TCP also facilitates finding the optimal configuration for operators and integrators in the growing offshore renewable hydrogen production industry.