Nexans wins €18m Gygrid umbilical-manufacture contract

Cable company Nexans has been awarded a contract worth approximately €18m (£16m) by energy company Statoil to design, engineer and manufacture the static and dynamic subsea umbilicals that will play a vital role in the tie-back system connecting the new Gygrid field development to the existing Njord A installation off the Norwegian Continental shelf.

For the Gygrid development, Nexans will supply 19.5km of static umbilical that serves hydraulic and power-control functions.

Nexans is also supplying a 650m dynamic umbilical and a 700m GL/SSIV (Gas Lift/Subsea Isolation Valve) dynamic umbilical to connect the static umbilical to the Njord A platform.

The company will also supply a variety of accessories, including transition joints, termination work, connectors, repair joints and abandonment kit.

Delivery is scheduled for May 2012.