Italian cable manufacturer Tratos Cavi 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 and, most recently, has introduced product qualification tests, a new group of specialised employees, selected suppliers and associated consulting services, all with the aim of increasing speed and flexibility, as well as respond to new and future challenges in the oil and gas markets.
This business strategy is very much in line with that of Tratos’, which also has a considerable presence in the oil and gas markets, making the two companies an ideal fit. Working together, Tratos and MFX will design and manufacture bespoke cable solutions for customer’s precise needs.
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 bespoke 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.