Aker Kvaerner deep water deal

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract by Chevron, to deliver a dynamic umbilical for the Blind Faith deep water development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract by Chevron, with partner Kerr McGee, to deliver a dynamic umbilical, including engineering and project management, for the Blind Faith deep water development in the Gulf of Mexico. This follows the earlier award of contracts to Aker Kvaerner for the supply of the semisubmersible hull and mooring system and activities related to transportation and installation of the Blind Faith platform. Financial details have not been released.

 

Aker KvaernerSubsea will supply a 9500 metre dynamic steel tube umbilical, including all surface and subsea terminations to be installed in 2100 metres water depth.

 

“Aker Kvaerner has been involved with Blind Faith, a key asset in Chevron’s deepwater portfolio, since the concept phase – this affords us valuable synergies as we deliver the umbilical technology,” said Raymond Carlsen, executive vice president, Aker Kvaerner Subsea.

 

The engineering and manufacturing of the umbilical will be done in Mobile, USA, for delivery in January 2007. Aker Kvaerner’s Deepwater business unit will perform detailed dynamic analysis of the umbilicals.