The contract between Aker Solution and Petrobel in Egypt is worth more than NOK 1 billion and will be booked in the second quarter. It stipulates the delivery of 180 km of steel tube umbilicals that will connect the Zohr subsea development to an offshore control platform. Petrobel, a joint venture between The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Eni, is responsible for the development and operations at Zohr.
Luis Araujo, Chief Executive Officer of Aker Solutions said :
"Aker Solutions is building on its previous experience offshore Egypt to now deliver its largest-ever umbilicals project. We are very pleased to support Petrobel and Egypt on this important development."
The work will be led by Aker Solutions' subsea division in Oslo and manufacturing will start immediately at the umbilicals plant in Moss, Norway.
Over the past years, the company has invested substantially in the Moss facility. The plant has more than 20 yr of experience in making the most advanced and complex umbilical systems, which are used to transport data, power and liquids between oil and gas installations on the seafloor and facilities onshore or on platforms.
The umbilicals system will be delivered by mid-April 2017.
Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall
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