Technip’s umbilicals for Total’s Kaombo project in Angola
French oilfield services provider Technip has announced that a consortium composed of Angoflex Ltda (owned jointly with Sonangol) and DUCO Ltd, has been awarded a large lump-sum contract by Total E&P Angola.
The contract consists of the umbilical system part of the Kaombo project, located in Block 32 offshore Angola in water depths up to 2,000 meters.
The scope of work covers the engineering, procurement and fabrication of 120 kilometers of umbilicals, the majority of which will be manufactured at the Angoflex facility in Lobito, Angola. The project will be one of the largest umbilical project to be manufactured in Lobito following a major expansion of the plant capabilities in 2012.
Umbilical is an assembly of steel tubes and/or thermoplastic hoses which can also include electrical cables or optic fibers used to control subsea structures from a platform or a vessel. Umbilical systems are the critical link in subsea operations, relaying power, communications and chemicals between hydraulic-operated equipment on the seafloor and a platform or support vessel.
The contract will be managed from DUCO Ltd in the UK, which will bring its experience and expertise to perform the project management, engineering and procurement activities.
The project will start immediately with first umbilical deliveries in Angola scheduled for 2016. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Jean Louis Rostaing, Managing Director of DUCO Ltd, said: “We are very proud to have been selected again by Total to support this major Angolan development, which is the largest umbilical supply contract awarded to Technip. This contract is an excellent example of our capabilities to deliver large and complex umbilical projects and our unique position to manufacture umbilicals locally in Angola.”
This award follows the announcement of the contract won by the consortium of Technip and Heerema Marine Contractors (Heerema), for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning for the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) part of the Kaombo project.