Nexans to supply umbilicals for West Nile Delta Taurus Libra project

Offshore staff

PARIS – Nexans has won a contract to deliver 30 mi (48 km) of static umbilicals to BP, and partner DEA, for the West Nile Delta Taurus Libra project offshore Egypt.

The Taurus Libra development is a subsea project tied in to existing BG Group-operated Burullus facilities.

The umbilicals consist of electrical and fiber-optic cables as well as hydraulic and chemical lines. They will be designed, engineered and manufactured at Nexans’ specialized subsea cable and umbilical facilities in Halden and Rognan, Norway. The company will also deliver accessories for this project. Delivery is expected in May 2016.

The West Nile Delta project involves the development of gas and condensate fields located within the North Alexandria and West Mediterranean deepwater concessions in the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 40 mi (65 km) to 53 mi (85 km) off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt.

Discovered in 2000/2001, the Taurus Libra development is part of the first development phase of the West Nile Delta fields.



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