Aker Wins Order In Persian Gulf
Norway’s Aker Solutions has bagged an order from the UAE’s state-owned Adnoc for subsea umbilicals at the Dalma sour gas field in the Persian Gulf, the company reported on August 21.
The contract, which Aker valued at kroner 700mn ($77.8mn), will see the engineering firm supply four steel tube umbilicals with a total length of over 100 km. They will form a system to provide power supply, communications and chemical injection fluids, linking subsea equipment to wellhead platforms, as well as connecting topsides at a control platform to onshore equipment.
Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo said it marked the company’s first subsea award both with Adnoc and in the Persian Gulf. “We are very pleased with the opportunity to further develop our relationship with Adnoc and to demonstrate our umbilical capabilities in the region,” he said.
Aker Solution’s facility in Alabama in the US will design, engineer and manufacture the umbilicals by the first quarter of 2021. The order will be added to Aker’s third-quarter backlog.
The shallow-water Dalma project will comprise three wellhead platforms, pipelines, umbilicals, cables and a gas export pipeline between the islands of Arzanah and Zirku. Production is slated to start in 2022 and peak at 300mn ft3/day.
Adnoc has handed out a slate of contracts over the past year as part of a drive to develop its offshore gas resources, most recently to its joint venture with the UK’s Petrofac for front-end engineering design (Feed) studies at the Belbazem deposit.