OSLO, Norway – Aker Solutions has secured a contract from Saipem to supply umbilicals for the PEMEX-operated Lakach deepwater natural gas field. This is the company’s first order for a project offshore Mexico.
Aker Solutions will deliver about 73 km (45 mi) of electro-hydraulic steel tube umbilicals that will help connect Mexico’s first subsea gas development to onshore processing facilities. The field is located about 98 km (60 mi) southeast of Veracruz at depths of between 900 and 1,200 m (2,952 and 3,937 ft) in the Gulf of Mexico. It is targeted to supply 400 MMcf/d.
“The Lakach field is Mexico's first deepwater subsea development by PEMEX and Aker Solutions is proud to deliver the first umbilical to the Mexican Gulf of Mexico," said Marc Quenneville, head of Aker Solutions' subsea business in North America.
The umbilicals will be manufactured in Mobile, Alabama, and the order will be completed in 3Q 2016. The partners did not disclose the contract value.