Nexans’ cables to power Nasr complex (UAE)

Nexans, a France-based supplier of cables and umbilicals for the international oil and gas industry, has won a contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co (HHI) to supply its subsea cables for the development of the Nasr oilfield, offshore Abu Dhabi, UAE.

This follows the award of a contract worth around $100 million by the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor, HHI, for Nexans to supply high voltage power cables and infield cables.

The Nasr oil field is located approximately 130 km northwest of Abu Dhabi in UAE, the world’s seventh largest oil producing country.

HHI is undertaking engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning work for a new ‘super complex’ serving the Nasr field. The project will comprise a gas treatment platform, a separation platform, an accommodation platform; installation of subsea power and infield cables; modifying an existing manifold tower and two wellhead towers and work for power distribution facilities from the existing Das Island in the Persian Gulf.

For the Nasr project, Nexans says it is supplying HHI with 132 kV XLPE insulated three-core subsea power cable incorporating three fibre optic elements, together with 11 kV XLPE insulated three-core infield cables, also incorporating three fibre optic elements.

Nexans says that the Nasr cables will be manufactured at its specialized facility in Halden, Norway.

Dirk Steinbrink, Nexans Senior Executive Vice President High Voltage & Underwater Cables, said: “Winning this very significant order for the Nasr project continues our current growth in subsea power cable projects. It also demonstrates the broad scope of our offering for the oil and gas industry with high technology power cables and umbilicals.”

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