Oilfield services provider TechnipFMC will cooperate with Magma Global Ltd. to develop a new generation of hybrid flexible pipe (HFP) for use in offshore applications.
According to a statement on Friday, HFP is expected to provide increased strength and fatigue performance, while also achieving “dramatic” weight and cost reductions, for subsea fluid transport applications. As part of the collaboration, TechnipFMC is purchasing a minority stake in Magma Global.
Barry Glickman, President of Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain at TechnipFMC, stated: “I am very pleased that we have reached this agreement with Magma, which will further enhance TechnipFMC’s Subsea 2.0 product platform. The lighter, higher performance, and more cost-effective HFP solution, will enable TechnipFMC to strengthen its leadership position in the flexible pipe business and address the new challenges of offshore deepwater fields”.
Martin Jones, Magma Global CEO, said: “We are delighted to be working with TechnipFMC and believe that their vision for a hybrid flexible product provides a logical step for the increased adoption of carbon composites in full field developments, paving the way towards Magma’s long-term vision of an all composite subsea infrastructure from the seabed to the surface. Ultimately we will deliver that by continuing to offer the unique benefits of Magma’s m-pipe® to a wide range of industry players and applications”.