1,185 km of power and instrumentation cables
Nexans has previous experience of supplying offshore cables for major projects, such as Sakhalin II for Samsung Heavy Industries in 2003 (Russia) and the Greater Plutonio Project for HHI in 2004 (Angola) among other projects. "Nexans' experience in this sector combined with outstanding technology were the vital factors that enabled us to win the Akpo project." said Michel Lemaire, Executive Vice President North America & Asia Area.
The offshore cables for the Akpo project will be manufactured at Nexans' Jincheon plant in Korea with delivery scheduled from August 2006.
The FPSO vessel of Nigeria's Akpo deepwater field
The field, lying in water depths from 1,100 to 1,700 meters, will produce to an FPSO vessel with a storage capacity of two million barrels. The field, located around 200 km offshore from Port Harcourt, is located on the Oil Mining License (OML) 130.
Technip's engineering center in Paris (France) is responsible for the overall project management as well as the engineering phase. The FPSO's hull and topside construction and integration will be carried out by HHI, who will engineer and fabricate the various components and structures in Nigeria.
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