Technip’s wholly-owned subsidiaries Technip Umbilicals Ltd.(1) and Angoflex Ltda. have been awarded a contract by ENI S.p.A. to supply umbilicals to the Block 15/06 East Hub Development offshore Angola.
This field is located approximately 350 kilometers north of Luanda, at water depths of 450-600 meters. The contract covers project management and manufacture of about 15 kilometers of dynamic and static steel tube umbilicals.
Technip Umbilicals facility in Lobito, Angola, with support from Technip Umbilicals in Newcastle, UK, will manufacture the umbilicals that are scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2016. This project follows on Technip Umbilicals’ successful completion of many deep water West African projects seen in recent years.
Sarah Cridland, Managing Director of Technip Umbilicals, said: “This award of Block 15/06 East Hub Development is a recognition of the quality and performance of the umbilicals provided by Technip. We are proud to be awarded this contract and will utilize our expertise across multiple Technip Umbilicals sites whilst strengthening our relationship with ENI.”
Reinforcing Technip’s relationship with ENI, this new contract follows another project awarded to Technip last year for the fabrication and installation of flexible and rigid pipelines at Block 15/06.
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Umbilical: an assembly of steel tubes and/or thermoplastic hoses which can also include electrical cables or optic fibers used to control subsea structures from a platform or a vessel.
Umbilical systems are the critical link in subsea operations, relaying power, communications and chemicals between hydraulic-operated equipment on the seafloor and a platform or support vessel.
About Technip in Angola
As a local partner focused on onshore, offshore and subsea engineering solutions, Technip’s activities in Angola include:
* engineering services through Technip Angola Engenharia Limitada, the first engineering company in Angola, a joint venture between Sonangol (40%) and Technip (60%),
* umbilical manufacturing with Angoflex Limitada, created in 2002, through an association between Sonangol (30%) and Technip (70%),
* a reeled steel pipe spoolbase with Angoflex Limitada, inaugurated in 2006 and located in Barra do Dande, North of Luanda.