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Element and Magma to extend m-pipe capabilities

Posted 4 December 2023

Element has renewed its strategic partnership with Magma Global, to focus on advancing thermoplastic composite technologies for the energy sector through rigorous testing and validation.

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In this renewed partnership, the two companies will harness Element's state-of-the-art facilities in Hitchin, UK, to evaluate and extend the capabilities of Magma's innovative m-pipe systems. The m-pipe is constructed from a lightweight, high-strength thermoplastic composite it provides corrosion resistance, pressure ratings, and rapid deployment unmatched by traditional steel or flexible pipe alternatives. Importantly, it is engineered to withstand prolonged exposure to high temperatures, harsh chemicals, and moisture, ensuring reliable performance in offshore and subsea environments.

"We are excited to continue our collaboration with the experienced experts at Element Hitchin," said Julie Campbell, Senior Project Manager at Magma Global. "Their world-class laboratory will prove invaluable as we work to ensure the ongoing success and evolution of our m-pipe product line to meet critical needs in offshore, subsea, and other demanding energy applications."

Luke Shield, General Manager for Energy UK South at Element Hitchin, added: "By combining Element's extensive expertise in materials testing and characterization with Magma's advanced composite technologies, this partnership strengthens our capability to drive innovations that enhance safety, performance, and sustainability. We look forward to building on our shared commitment to technical excellence and pioneering the next generation of solutions tailored for the energy sector's toughest challenges."

The testing data generated through the partnership will provide significant insights to assist Magma in optimizing its thermoplastic pipe systems and qualifying them for new operating environments. This collaboration represents an important step in advancing materials science and shaping the future of the energy industry.





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