Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, has been awarded an approximately 18 million euros contract by Statoil to design, engineer and manufacture the static and dynamic subsea umbilicals that will play a vital role in the tie back system connecting the new Gygrid field development to the existing Njord A installation off the Norwegian Continental shelf. The Gygrid field, discovered in November 2009, contains 23 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalents (mostly crude). It will be tied back 20 km southwest to the Njord field.
For the Gygrid development, Nexans will supply 19.5 km of static umbilical that serves hydraulic and power control functions. Nexans is also supplying a 650 m dynamic umbilical and a 700 m GL/SSIV (Gas Lift/Subsea Isolation Valve) dynamic umbilical to connect the static umbilical to the Njord A platform. Nexans will also supply a variety of accessories including transition joints, termination work, connectors, repair joints and abandonment kit.
The umbilicals will be designed and manufactured at Nexans' specialized umbilical facility in Halden, Norway. Delivery is scheduled for May 2012. The installation depth will range from 330 m at Njord A to 265 m in the Gygrid field.
Ragnvald Graff, Sales & Marketing Director, Energy Division, Nexans says: "This contract is another example of Nexans' strong ability to design, engineer and deliver complex cutting edge static and dynamic umbilicals for the oil and gas sector."