Sandvik has won the first large scale stainless steel umbilical tube order in Brazil’s pre-salt Mero oilfield.
The milestone contract is significant for the offshore Brazilian oil and gas industry, which typically uses thermoplastic hose umbilicals. It will consist of over 500 kilometers of Sandvik’s super duplex Sandvik SAF 2507® stainless steel umbilical tubes encapsulated by Prysmian Group.
Sandvik SAF 2507® is an austenitic-ferritic stainless steel that performs well in highly corrosive conditions. It offers excellent resistance to stress corrosion cracking, pitting and crevice corrosion, erosion corrosion, and corrosion fatigue. It features high mechanical strength and good weldability. Umbilicals seamless tubes made from Sandvik SAF 2507® provide stronger structural reinforcement in smaller sizes compared to less durable thermoplastic technology.