Allseas Awards Composite Pipe Jumper Contract to Strohm

February 22 (2021

A composite jumper designed and manufactured by Strohm (formerly known as Airborne Oil & Gas) will feature in deepsea mining technology being developed by offshore contractor Allseas to responsibly recover polymetallic nodules from the seabed at depths of 4,000 - 6,500m.

Key metals such as cobalt and nickel required for renewable energy technologies and electric vehicle batteries are in increasingly high demand as the world gets behind the energy transition. Allseas is developing a deepsea collection system to source nodule-rich minerals from the seafloor with minimum environmental impact.

This is the first time Strohm’s Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) solution will be used in a deepsea mining application. Under the agreement, the world’s leading manufacturer of this technology will provide Allseas with a spoolable TCP Jumper to connect the seabed vehicle to the vertical transport system.

TCP is 80% lighter in weight compared to its metallic equivalents reducing the need for buoyancy, which is an important benefit for deepsea mining activities. Manufactured at its 24/7 facility in The Netherlands and delivered in long spoolable lengths, TCP is fitted with an abrasion resistant liner which provides a distinct advantage over short, flanged rubber-based pipes typically deployed for slurry transport operations. The jumper’s inner bore is also extremely smooth, and its strong composite wall provides good collapse resistance while maintaining sufficient flexibility.

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