Strohm picks Tekmar subsea protection and buoyancy solution for TCP Jumper
Tekmar Energy has secured a contract to design, manufacture and supply a subsea protection and buoyancy solution for Strohm’s thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) Jumper.
Earlier this year, Strohm, previously known as Airborne Oil & Gas, received a contract to supply a spoolable TCP Jumper to connect a subsea vehicle to the vertical transport system of a newly converted deep-water polymetallic nodule collection vessel.
The company selected Tekmar to supply bend stiffeners, ballast modules and buoyancy modules for the TCP solution to ensure it does not exceed load and bend design limitations.
According to Tekmar, the bend stiffeners and ballast modules will be manufactured at the company’s Newton Aycliffe facility in England.
DeepWater Buoyancy will produce the buoyancy modules in the USA under a recently signed agreement with Tekmar.
All products are to be delivered to Strohm in Q4 2021, the company said.
“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”, said Gary Howland, group sales director at Tekmar Group.
“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”, said Martin van Onna, chief operating officer at Strohm.