Supplying customized subsea umbilical systems for 40 years
TechnipFMC is a world leader in subsea umbilical solutions. We develop, engineer and manufacture customized subsea umbilical systems from our strategically located plants in the United Kingdom, United States and Angola. The geographic positioning of our sites provides the unique ability to design and supply umbilical products using shared assets and technologies alongside responsive local services.
Umbilicals provide the critical link between remote subsea wells and fixed or floating production systems, providing control, power and communications services. We offer a comprehensive range of umbilical systems, subsea products and offshore services backed by a 40-year record of excellence in project execution, strong engineering capabilities and a singular focus on creating value for our clients.
The types of umbilical systems we manufacture include steel tube umbilicals, thermoplastic hose umbilicals, power and communication systems and hybrid umbilicals.
Offering full lifecycle services
From concept to completion, we deliver the latest technology
From concept to completion, we offer full lifecycle services to complement our industry leading products. Our services include early engagement, qualification and testing, umbilical manufacture and offshore commissioning and support.
We have invested significantly in umbilicals in recent years, including the completion of our dedicated Research and Development facility in Newcastle, UK. The world-renowned facility houses a team of experienced engineers and extensive prototype building and testing facilities. Our R&D teams work closely with clients and partners to enhance our products performance.
Delivering turnkey umbilical solutions
TechnipFMC’s umbilical design process uses an integrated approach to deliver optimum benefits to our clients:
- Turnkey engineering solutions from concept development to final installation, commissioning and in-service studies
- Proven engineering processes
- Multi-disciplined team
- Industry standard analysis techniques
- Innovative software tools
- Cutting edge technology
TechnipFMC designs and manufactures steel tube umbilicals, thermoplastic hose umbilicals, power and communication systems and hybrid umbilicals.
Steel tube umbilicals:
- Long distance
- High pressures
Thermoplastic hose umbilicals:
- Highly dynamic
- Short lead time
- Cost effective
- Subsea pumping and processing
- Aluminium cable for dynamic and deepwater application
- Patented gas blocking technology
Subsea products and services :
- Flying leads
- Offshore technical services
- Topside hardware such as pulling leads, latches, dynamic bend stiffeners and buoyancy
- Subsea hardware such as subsea termination interface, bend limiter, UTA and mud mats
Next generation thermoplastic hose
TechnipFMC is creating new technologies to meet future subsea challenges like harsh environments, ultra-deepwater, elevated temperatures and longer tiebacks.
We are leading the way with our next generation thermoplastic hose.
Our research and development team has used new materials and design optimization to develop a new range of hoses.
Now more projects in deeper waters can benefit from the cost and performance advantages of thermoplastic hoses:
- Shorter manufacturing lead time
- Simpler termination of hose-to-end fittings