Nexans, a global player in the cable and optical fibre industry headquartered in Paris, France, has won an umbilical contract from McDermott Marine Construction Limited for BP’s greater Tortue Ahmeyim project offshore Mauritania and Senegal
Under the terms of the contract, Nexans will supply approximately 100km subsea umbilicals and accessories for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project. In addition, Nexans will provide management, procurement, engineering, manufacturing and testing activities for the umbilicals and ancillary hardware.
The electrical cables and fibre optics will be manufactured at Nexans Norway plant in Rognan and the umbilicals will be developed, manufactured and tested at Nexans Norway specialised plant in Halden.
The delivery is scheduled to take place in 2021.
Vincent Dessale, senior executive vice-president for subsea and land systems at Nexans, said that the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim contract is of strategic importance to the company in maintaining a market position in the West African region as well as being a part of ultra-deepwater gas development.