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Company: MFX and Tratos

Company: MFX and Tratos

Project: Offshore Oil Production and Thermoplastic High Pressure Hoses


Tratos & MFX cooperation

Tratos has formed an alliance with pioneering Brazilian cable manufacturer MFX to produce bespoke subsea umbilical cables for use in offshore oil production and thermoplastic high-pressure hoses.

MFX has earned an excellent reputation over the past 26 years for its top-quality engineered products and services. The company continually invests in R&D, specialised employees, selected suppliers and associated consulting services.

The two companies have already worked on a number of high-profile projects together, including the provision of 110km of umbilical cable for the Roncador field in the Campos Basin to water depths of 2000m; umbilical cable for the Bicudo field also in the Campos Basin; and intervention umbilicals to operate in water depths of 3000m and working pressure up to 10,000psi. These umbilical subsea cables allow for hydraulic and injection fluids to be transmitted, as well as power and data, depending on the cable type. The cables have been tested extensively both in laboratory trials and actual installations and have proven to be exceptionally reliable.


MFX do Brasil is the pioneer company in Brazil in manufacturing subsea umbilical cables used in the offshore oil production process and thermoplastic high-pressure hoses. Since its foundation in 1982, MFX has effectively responded to the agreed commitments demonstrating respect and focus on people and market involved, on customer compliance and on quality of its products and services.

Constantly aware of the market demands and its customer’ specific needs, MFX invests permanently in Research and Development with the support of national and international consultants. Aligned with the company’s business concept of continuous improvement, an unprecedent R&D package is currently being implemented for the development of projects that will represent the focus of the company businesses in the upcoming years.

This new way of perceiving the emerging needs of the Oil & Gas equipment market also includes product qualification tests, new products development, new materials, a new group of specialized employees, selected suppliers and associated consulting services coupled with MFX team. The objective is to enable the company to operate with increased speed and flexibility, as well as respond to new and future challenges.

MFX do Brasil believes that its commitment to successful partnerships contributes on each step to consolidate a robust and successful Oil & Gas industry.

Did you know?

MFX´s portfolio of products and services is composed by:

  • Subsea Production Umbilicals (Injection, Control and Power for Dynamic and Static Applications)
  • Intervention and Workover Umbilicals (IWOCS, DPR, BOP and Well Testing)
  • Electrical and Optical Umbilicals – Power, Signal and Optical Fibers;
  • Customized Umbilicals
  • High Pressure Thermoplastic Hoses: up to 15.000 psi w.p.
  • Special Injection Hoses: up to 15000 psi w.p.
  • Reinforced Pipes (Submarine / Protection / Surface)
  • Accessories (bend stiffeners, armour pots, splice boxes, SUTA, electrical connectors for Umbilicals and Hoses)
  • Umbilical Maintenance and Installation Services
  • Umbilical Upgrade and Repair Services

Tratos is very pleased to supply its high-quality cables to the ports around the world. In doing so, Tratos supports the global endeavours of port authorities in upgrading and improving their operational capabilities, which contributes to the sustainable development of ports and achieving the 17 UN Global GoalsGoal 7 to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 13: Climate Action, GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being, Goal 14: Life Below Water, and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

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