Prysmian and Petrobras Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement for Flexible Pipe Development

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January 26, 2010

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Prysmian announces investmens of around $115 million to start flexible pipe production in its Vila Velha, Espírito Santo industrial plant.

Prysmian Cabos e Sistemas do Brasil S. A., announced in november a $115 million investment for 2010, for the expansion of its industrial plant in Espirito Santo in order to produce flexible pipes along with umbilicals already produced at the plant.
The event, had the presence of Prysmians’ Worldwide President, Valerio Battista, Prysmians’ South American President, Armando Comparato Jr., Petrobras management representatives and The Italian Minister of Economic Development, Claudio Scajola.
“Petrobras and Prysmian have signed a technological cooperation agreenment in order to develop flexible pipes for Petrobras. It is a new market for Prysmian, but we have already developed the necessary technology and we are optimistic about future results.” said Mr Comparato Jr.
The agreement includes the manufacturing of a range of  static and dynamical flexible pipes.
Prysmians’ worldwide headquarters is located in Milan, Italy.
Here is range of umbilicals presently produced by Prysmian in Brazil.
DEEP WATER UMBILICALS
Chemical Injection Control Umbilicals
Water as deep as 1.000 meters in both static and dynamic applications, these umbilicals
comprise the following typical functions:
• High pressure hydraulic control hoses;
• High pressure chemical and ethanol injection hoses;
• Electric control cables (optical fibre control core can be provided as an option, on demand).
Electro – Hydraulic Control Umbilicals
Water as deep as 1.000 meters in both static and dynamic applications, these umbilicals
comprise the following typical functions:
• High pressure hydraulic control hoses;
• Electric control cable (optical fibre control core can be provided as an option, on demand).
Electro - Hydraulic Umbilicals for Multiplexed Systems
Water as deep as 1.000 meters in both static and dynamic applications, these umbilicals comprise the following typical functions:
• High pressure hydraulic control hoses;
• Electric power and control cables (optical fibre control core can be provided
as an option, on demand).
ULTRA DEEP WATER
Production Well Umbilical
Water as deep as 2.000 meters in both static and dynamic applications, these umbilicals,
which require a high level of structural resistance comprise the following typical functions:
• High pressure hydraulic control hoses;
• High pressure chemical and ethanol injection hoses;
• Electrical power and control cables (optical fibre control core can be provided
as an option, on demand).
Power - Optical Umbilicals
Power-optical cables are used in the offshore industry in the following applications:
• Power distribution and two-way communication between production units;
• Single/Dual Subsea Electrical Submersible Pumping Systems;
• Vertical Annular Separation and Pumping System (VASPS);
• Subsea Multiphase Pumping System (M.V. Power feeding), operational control and data transfer of subsea multiphase pumping systems.
Chemical Injection Control Umbilicals
Water as deep as 1.000 meters in both static and dynamic applications, these umbilicals
comprise the following typical functions:
• High pressure hydraulic control hoses;
• High pressure chemical and ethanol injection hoses;
• Electric control cables (optical fibre control core can be provided as an option, on demand).
With the steadily growing subsea equipment market in Brazil, and the sreious lack of local manufacturers of some key subsea components, some companies are expanding in order to meet these demands. The signs all point to continuing expansion of local and international subsidiary companies and the arrival of companies that had no representatives in Brazil in  order to meet this gorwing and urgent demand for subsea related equipment.
Prysmian holds the current World Record of electro-optical umbilical instalation at 1360 meters.
Electro-Optical Umbilical
Application: Power and Data
Transmission between P36 and P47
Installation date: September 2000
1853 meters
Control Umbilical
Application: R0-08 well control
Installation date: June 2000
 
Cláudio Paschoa
Photo courtesy of Prysmian Cabos e Sistemas do Brasil S. A.
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Paschoa, Claudio
Claudio Paschoa is Marine Technology Reporter's correspondent in Brazil.
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