Abu Dhabi’s Nasr II Oil Field to be Powered by 3 000 km of Nexans Cables
Following the first cable supply contract awarded in 2015, Nexans was chosen as the sole cable supplier of Hyundai Heavy Industries, the EPC contractor for the second package of the Nasr Phase II Full Field Development Project off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the Persian Gulf.
Nexans Kukdong will deliver 3 000 km of low voltage and medium voltage power cables, instrumentation cable and communication cables, which equals to almost one quarter of the Earth’s diameter in length.
The innovations of the project include fire resistance with water spray for all fire type instrumentation cables and other cutting-edge solutions for Oil & Gas industry.
Paris La Défense, October 24, 2017 – The Nasr field is a large oil field located approximately 130 km northwest off the coast of Abu Dhabi City in United Arab Emirates. In the framework of the Nasr Phase II Full Field Development Project, aimed at almost tripling the field’s oil production capacity to 65 000 barrels per day, Nexans was selected by the EPC contractor Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as the sole cable supplier for the second and most crucial package of the project.
The second package of the Nasr Phase II Full Field Development Project involves the installation of a multi-platform super complex integrating a gas treatment platform, a separation platform, an accommodation platform, utilities, flares, and bridges. All engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning work is carried out by HHI who chose to power the new complex with Nexans’ full range of cables from 250 V to 132 kV power cables, instrumentation cables and communication cables.
Nexans Kukdong will supply a total of 3 000 km of medium (MV) and low voltage (LV) cables and instrumentation cables, which equals to almost one quarter of the Earth’s diameter in length. Nexans cables fully meet the customer specifications as well as the strictest IEC, BS and NEK standards and include several innovations, such as fire resistance with water spray for all fire type instrumentation cables, enhanced foundation fieldbus cable with oil resistance, and HYPRON® cabling solutions with lead-free sheath applied to LV/MV (250 V to 32 kV) cables and instrumentation cables.
In September 2015, Nexans had already been awarded the first cable supply contract by HHI for delivery of 132 kV XLPE insulated three-core subsea power cable for the first phase of the Nasr Oil Field project. The cable is manufactured at Nexans specialized facility in Halden, Norway and will be delivered to Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2017.
“We feel honoured that Hyundai Heavy Industries have chosen Nexans’ solutions and entrusted us once again with a contract for full cable supply for this large-scale project,” said Julien Hueber, CEO of Nexans Kukdong. “This success is undoubtedly the result of dedication and cooperation of our team as well as our commitment to client service.”
The MV/LV power cables and instrumentation cables for the second phase of the offshore project will be produced at Nexans plant in Jincheon, Korea for the completion of construction in the HHI shipyard by June 2018.
As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others). Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few. Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com