Nexans’ cables for Total’s Egina FPSO

Nexans has been selected to be the unique supplier of cabling to Samsung Heavy Industries’, turnkey contractor for Total’s Egina floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit that will be located offshore Nigeria. 

According to Nexans, the contract awarded by Total to Samsung Heavy Industries, worth 2.8 billion euros ($3.1B), is the largest FPSO contract to date.

This project represents more than 2,200 km of power, instrumentation and control to service the FPSO platform, located 130km off the coast of Nigeria. The Egina oil field is located at a depth of 1,750m.

Nexans said that the cables were 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 strict technical specifications for IEC standards and Bureau Veritas certificate, Nexans noted.

The FPSO, operated by Total, will be operational from 2017. It is 330m in length, 61m across and 34m high, with a storage capacity of 2.3 million barrels of oil. Samsung Heavy Industries will deliver the FPSO through a turnkey contract that includes design, procurement, building, transportation and pilot operation.

Benjamin Fitoussi, Executive Vice President Middle East, Russia & Africa in charge of global Oil & Gas activities at Nexans 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, highlighting our expertise in the oil and gas industry.”

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