Nexans makes breakthrough in Malaysia offshore sector with subsea umbilical order for F29 field development project

Contract to supply a 22 km electro/hydraulic umbilical to Malaysia’s offshore sector

Paris, April 18, 2013 – Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has made a breakthrough in the Malaysia offshore sector with the award of a major contract by Persada Engineering to supply an electro/hydraulic subsea umbilical for Sarawak Shell Berhad’s F29 field development.

The 22 km Nexans umbilical will be installed in a water depth of around 100 m to provide communication and control functions for the F29 field development. Nexans will be responsible for the supply and transportation of the umbilical, together with accessories as required, in a fast-track 72-week contract.

 “This umbilical contract for Persada Engineering is a very important development for Nexans as it brings us right back into the Malaysian offshore sector with a project for a very influential end-customer; Sarawak Shell Berhad,” says Jon Arne Häll, Technical Director Hybrid Underwater Cables, Nexans Norway. “Nexans’ capability to design, manufacture and deliver complex subsea umbilicals is already well established in the Americas and Europe and this is a great opportunity to show what we can do in Asia.”

The F29 umbilical will be manufactured at Nexans’ specialized facility in Halden, Norway.

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