Nexans has been awarded a contract by Chevron to design, manufacture and supply a total of 138,000 feet (42km) of power umbilicals and terminations for the Jack/St. Malo fields in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The umbilicals shall be loaded out from the new long-term storage carousel in Mobile, Alabama dedicated to providing enhanced logistical support for customers in the Gulf of Mexico region.
The Jack/St. Malo fields are located within 25 miles (40 km) of each other approximately 280 miles (450 km) south of New Orleans, Louisiana, in water depths of 7,000 feet (2,100 m). The project will comprise three subsea centers tied back to a hub production facility with a capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil and 42.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Nexans specialized cable manufacturing facilities in Halden, Norway will design and manufacture the power umbilical for the Jack and St. Malo fields in two separate lengths, together with the associated umbilical termination heads (UTHs). On completion, the power umbilicals will be delivered to the newly constructed carousel at the Theodore Industrial Port in Mobile, Alabama in 2013, where they will be held in storage until called-off by Chevron for installation.
"Winning this major power umbilical contract for the Jack/St. Malo fields is an important development for Nexans since Chevron is one of the leading lease-holders in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, which is a region where we are establishing a significant reputation as a key supplier of subsea technology," said Ragnvald Graff, Sales & Marketing Director, Energy Division, Nexans.
"This contract award is also a vital step forward in our strategic approach to this region with the introduction of the new long-term storage carousel that now improves the level of local logistical support we can provide."
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