Nexans delivers power umbilicals for subsea Åsgard compression plant

Offshore staff

PARISNexans has delivered power umbilicals for the world’s first subsea gas compression station that will begin operating next year at the Statoil-operated Åsgard gas field in the Norwegian Sea.

The umbilicals combine power, fiber-optic, and hydraulic lines in a single cross-section and will be used to transmit power, signals and fluid to compressors and pumps, and for communication between the Åsgard A and Åsgard B platforms and the subsea compression station. 

Midgard and Mikkel, two seabed satellites tied back to Åsgard are experiencing decreasing reservoir pressure. The compressor station will help boost the well flow and increase recovery from these fields.

For the Åsgard project as a whole, Nexans has designed, developed, qualified, and delivered more than 180 km (112 mi) of static and dynamic power umbilicals, power cables and fiber-optic cables, along with peripheral equipment for the dynamic power umbilicals.

The company’s factories in Rognan, Namsos, and Halden, Norway, have all manufactured cables for the project.


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