• Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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ExxonMobil, Aker Solutions sign Erha North deal


Norwegian contractor Aker Solutions has signed a contract with ExxonMobil for the supply of subsea umbilical’s for the Erha North phase 2 developments in Nigeria.

The Erha North Phase 2 development is an extension of the existing Erha subsea system and infrastructure located approximately 97 kilometers (km) offshore Nigeria in water depths between 1,000 meters (m) and 1,200 m.

Aker’s scope of work includes the delivery of two dynamic and two static steel tube umbilical’s at a total length of 16.5 km.

Tove Roskaft, head of Aker Solutions’ umbilical’s business area, said: “We are pleased to extend our global footprint and support ExxonMobil in Nigeria. Aker Solutions provides cost effective and technically advanced subsea umbilical’s worldwide and we look forward to execute another deepwater project.”

She adds: “Aker Solutions is committed to developing the Nigerian oil and gas industry through technology transfer and training of Nigerian nationals.”

The umbilicals would be delivered in 2014, the company said in a press release posted on its website on Friday, adding that the umbilicals would be designed, engineered, and manufactured at Aker Solutions’ facility in Mobile, Alabama, in the United States, and would be supported by project management and engineering by a local team in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Mobile facility provides horizontal bundling and extrusion machines, deepwater access to installation vessels, high-capacity processing and storage carousels, and on-site welding and test facilities, according to the release.

Subsea umbilicals are deployed on the seabed to supply necessary controls and chemicals to subsea oil and gas wells, subsea manifolds and any subsea systems requiring remote control.