Strohm, the world’s first and leading producer of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP), has launched the Field Service Group (FSG), following contract wins worth in excess of EUR30 million after supplying more than 70 jumpers under its Jumper on Demand model.
The core of the FSG consists of technicians and engineers from the company’s pipe completions, testing and project engineering departments, which are responsible for the pipes’ end fitting termination process as well as the final testing. The specialists are trained in pipe handling, rigging, and lifting, as well as the use of pneumatic and electrical installation aid tooling systems.
Under the Jumper on Demand concept and delivery method, the TCP is supplied in a continuous length on a reel, which is stored at the client’s desired location. The individual jumpers are then cut to the desired length, terminated, and tested in the field. In this way the concept provides maximum flexibility to the end-user, allowing operators to take full advantage of economies of scale, control the schedule, and mitigate project risk. This is also used for emergency situations as it quicker and more flexible than traditional methods.
Having a length of TCP readily available near site reduces schedule risks and cost. Clients can take advantage of a single pre-agreed continuous design shipped on a reel that can be spooled off to the required length, when and as required. The end fittings are shipped separately, ready to be terminated onsite at short notice.
Strohm’s experts can train the clients’ technicians and site engineers on all aspects of the work from cutting of the pipe, liner machining, coating repair, and end fitting installation.
Gavin Leiper, VP Africa/Americas and Field Services Group lead at Strohm said: “The FSG was created following an increase in Jumper on Demand project awards, which included overseas termination and installation. We discovered a need in the market for a focused group of highly experienced and trained experts solely dedicated to supporting these projects and training our clients where necessary.
“Our clients are pleased to have the peace of mind of dedicated specialists supporting their projects and the short timelines between jumper fabrication and installation mean that the whole process is faster and cheaper. While this model is mainly focused on jumpers, we can, and have, terminated flowlines and risers on site as well, so there’s potential to expand the remit of the FSG in the future.”
Strohm is the leading manufacturer of TCP with the largest track record in the world. The technology provides a strong, corrosion free and field-proven solution for operators, with a reduced CO2 footprint.
Its TCP is manufactured at the company’s 24/7 production facility and headquarters in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, which has been recently upgraded allowing it to produce 140km of its lightweight technology per year.
Martin van Onna, Strohm’s CEO, will be talking about the company’s fast track TCP solutions at Subsea Expo on Wednesday, 22nd February, at 14:20.