LONDON & PARIS & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 23, 2018-- TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) (PARIS:FTI) has agreed the terms of a collaboration agreement with Magma Global Ltd. to develop a new generation of hybrid flexible pipe (HFP) for use in offshore applications. 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”.
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Magma Global manufacturers m-pipe®, a high quality, high strength carbon fibre and Victrex PEEK thermoplastic composite pipe that is one tenth the weight in water of equivalent steel or non-bonded flexible pipe and is highly resistant to degradation. m-pipe® is manufactured using high quality carbon fibre and Victrex PEEK in a fully automated robotic 3D laser print process, and the Magma In Country Manufacturing Module (ICMM) can meet local content requirements. Magma m-pipe® subsea applications include risers, jumpers, infield flowlines and intervention lines and it is ideally suited to sour service and deep water environments. A recent independent study shows m-pipe® reduces the fully installed cost of deep water risers by over 40%.
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