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Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, has secured a contract from Strohm to design, manufacture and supply a subsea protection and buoyancy solution for a Thermoplastic Composite Pipe ("TCP") Jumper.
Strohm (previously Airborne Oil & Gas), the world's first and leading manufacturer of fully bonded TCP, was awarded a contract earlier this year to supply a first-of-its-kind spoolable TCP Jumper to connect a subsea vehicle to the vertical transport system of a newly converted deep-water polymetallic nodule collection vessel.
Tekmar Energy has been chosen by Strohm to supply Bend Stiffeners, Ballast Modules, and Buoyancy Modules for the TCP solution to ensure it does not exceed load and bend design limitations. Tekmar Energy will manufacture the Bend Stiffeners and Ballast Modules at their Newton Aycliffe facility in the North East of England. DeepWater Buoyancy will manufacture the Buoyancy Modules in Maine USA under a recently signed agreement with Tekmar Group plc. All products will be delivered to Strohm in Q4 2021.
Gary Howland, Group Sales Director at Tekmar Group commented: "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".
Strohm Chief Operating Officer Martin van Onna said: “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. Tekmar is a market leader with a sustainability focus that aligns with our own energy transition strategy. We look forward to working together”.