TCP Riser for Shell in the North Sea

Project description

After being awarded the contract in November 2021, Strohm supplied Shell with a static TCP Riser early January 2022 to support operations at one of its Southern North Sea assets. The availability of TCP through Strohm’s “TCP on Demand” model and the ability to install end-fittings offshore enabled flexible, quick and easy installation. Strohm was able to offer a fast-track delivery of their 2.0-inch 10ksi stock product, including all ancillaries, to support Shell’s tight schedule. The offshore installation was completed in the first week of March 2022. The TCP technology is increasingly being considered in the renewables sector, including offshore hydrogen and carbon capture and storage, as well as in conventional oil and gas applications. The project for Shell saw the technology being delivered on a subsea pallet.

Key system characteristics 

  • Non-corrosive, lightweight, flexible
  • Spoolable, with a small minimum bend radius
  • Platform to Platform connection
     - Topside connection with I-tube pull through
     - Subsea connection on other side 
  • Reduced CO2 footprint


  • Inner diameter: 2,0”
  • Material: EGF/PE
  • Design Pressure rating: 10,000 psi
  • Length: 120 m
  • Water depth: 29 m
  • Design Temperature: 40 DegC