Aker Solutions and Ocean Installer

Aker Solutions, Ocean Installer load Liuhua umbilicals

Aker Solutions and Ocean Installer have completed umbilical loadout for CNOOC Liuhua project ten days ahead of schedule.

Chris Petersen/Aker Solutions

Six umbilicals totaling 115 kilometers have been loaded onto the CSV Connector from Aker Solutions’ facility in Mobile, US.

Aker Solutions won orders to deliver dynamic and static power umbilicals for the Liuhua 16-2, 20-2 and 21-2 fields, linking the subsea development to an FPSO unit.

The company used its advanced manufacturing process OsciLay to engineer the static section of the Liuhua 16-2 umbilical.

This also marks the first delivery of this technology for Norwegian subsea engineering firm.

The Oscilay umbilical manufacturing building at facility in Mobile officially launched in August last year.

Norwegian subsea contractor Ocean Installer is in charge of project management, engineering, transportation and installation of subsea power cables as well as various other support functions.

Specifically, Ocean Installer is a subcontractor to COOEC Subsea Technology – responsible for the deepwater SURF (Structures, Umbilicals, Risers, Flowlines) EPCI scope.

The company expects to execute Liuhua 16-2 cable installation works in the summer of 2020.

The Liuhua 16-2 oil field, operated by CNOOC, is located approximately 240 kilometres south of Hong Kong.

The water depth at the location in the South China Sea is approximately 400 metres.