Strohm, Siemens Gamesa collaborate on offshore H2 infrastructure

Strohm and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at developing hydrogen transfer solutions that improve the decentralized green hydrogen concept whereby green hydrogen is generated in each wind turbine generator and transported to shore by subsea pipeline infrastructure. In this concept, power cables are replaced by a pipeline storing and transporting hydrogen.

Strohm designs and manufactures thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) which is particularly suited for carrying hydrogen offshore and subsea. 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.

TCP does not require any maintenance and is suitable for over 30 years of operation, lowering the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) to a minimum and enabling the decentralized concept solution.

As one of the pioneers in wind energy, Siemens Gamesa has already taken significant steps in shaping the industry and developing the basis for a decentralized offshore solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an offshore wind turbine, with clear benefits and value-add potential such as capex reduction, increase in system efficiency, and increase in wind farm uptime.

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