PARIS – Samsung Heavy Industries has contracted Nexans to supply more than 2,200 km (1,367 mi) of power, instrumentation, and control cables for Total’s Egina FPSO offshore Nigeria.
According to Nexans, the cables are specially designed to prevent gas leakages, making them much safer for use in flammable or high-risk environments. This means that the project is able to comply with local fire safety regulations and meet the IEC standards and Bureau Veritas certificate.
The Egina oil field is 130 km (81 mi) offshore in a water depth of 1,750 m (5,741 ft). First oil is expected in 2017.
The FPSO is 330 m (1,083 ft) in length, 61 m (200 ft) across, and 34 m (112 ft) high, with a storage capacity of 2.3 MMbbl of oil.
Benjamin Fitoussi, executive vice president Middle East, Russia & Africa in charge of global Oil & Gas activities, said: “Nexans is incredibly proud to have been selected as cables supplier for this ambitious project. The contract with SHI is our largest FPSO contract to date.”
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