Umbilical manufacturer taps CRP Subsea for ‘large’ Australian field

UK-headquartered CRP Subsea has won a contract with what is described as a “leading global umbilical manufacturer” to supply distributed buoyancy modules (DBMs) to a large gas field in the Indian Ocean, offshore Western Australia.

Source: CRP Subsea

CRP Subsea’s DBMs are set to be utilized on a dynamic umbilical tasked with transporting power, fluids, and fiber optic cables to the flotation unit above. The company said that by maintaining the lazy wave configuration, the DBMs will mitigate the top tension on the floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) unit.

According to the company, a high-capacity compliant internal clamp will be employed to ensure controlled circumferential clamping pressure, thereby securing the position of the DBMs and minimizing the risk of pipeline damage. Therefore, the lifespan of the field will be extended.

The award comes after CRP Subsea secured orders for flexible riser buoyancy and bend stiffeners for the field last year.

“We are thrilled to be chosen for this important project. Leveraging our group’s wide range of technologies, we were able to offer a comprehensive technical solution. The urgency of the delivery requirements associated with this contract highlights our customer’s confidence in our ability to deliver quality products on time,” said James Hughes, Sales Engineer at CRP Subsea.

“By being able to fulfil this urgent requirement, we have assisted a key customer and ensured the project’s success. We look forward to future partnerships and the opportunity to make further project contributions.”

CRP Subsea will produce the DBMs at its manufacturing facility in the North West of England. Project engineering will commence soon, with delivery expected later this year.

Speaking of other news coming from the company, CRP Subsea won a contract in February 2024 for the provision of vortex-induced vibration (VIV) suppression strakes and buoyancy modules for an ultra-deepwater oil field development project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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