Nexans umbilicals achieve global reach with new project in Australia

Nexans will deliver an innovative umbilical, 32 km in length combining power, signal and steel tubes as well as other services to OneSubsea and Woodside in Western Australia

Paris, July 25, 2016 - OneSubsea has ordered the umbilical and accessories from Nexans to develop the Greater Enfield development off the coast of Exmouth, Western Australia. The project, worth around 20 million euros, will be Nexans’ first to be installed in Australia.

Nexans umbilicals achieve global reach with new project in AustraliaThe umbilical will be manufactured at Nexans’ plants in Halden and Rognan, and will be delivered in January 2018. It will be installed at a depth down to 915 m. To maximise the cost-effectiveness of the single unit umbilical it will comprise both dynamic and static sections.

Dirk Steinbrink, Senior Executive Vice President High Voltage & Underwater Cable Business Group at Nexans said, “We are excited to expand our reach around the world and our strong relationship with OneSubsea. Nexans has pioneered the development of power umbilicals which are a cost-effective way of supplying power, control and other functions to the sea floor.”

The Greater Enfield Project is a joint venture between Woodside Energy Ltd and Mitsui E&P Australia Pty Ltd. The oil field is 60 km from the coast of Exmouth. The oil field will be developed using a 31 km subsea tie-back to the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility. The six subsea production wells and six water injection wells will produce around 69 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe). OneSubsea will supply subsea pumps for the project.

Nexans previously worked with OneSubsea on the Julia oil field project in the Gulf of Mexico. Nexans designed, manufactured and supplied an integrated power umbilical solution and termination hardware. Production of the field started earlier this year.

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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