Nexans umbilicals to play vital role in Senegal’s first offshore oil development

Nexans has signed a contract with Subsea 7 to design and manufacture 46 km of umbilicals for the Sangomar field, offshore Senegal. The umbilicals, produced by Nexans’ specialized facility in Halden, Norway, will provide vital hydraulic, control and instrumentation services for a stand-alone floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility and associated subsea infrastructure.

  • Nexans will supply 46 kilometers of umbilicals as well as accessories and testing services to Subsea 7, the contractor responsible for the integrated subsea production systems serving the Sangomar Field Development project.
  • Nexans’ Halden facility will provide both static and dynamic umbilicals for each phase of the project, with deliveries commencing in 2022.
  • The Sangomar field, containing both oil and gas, is located 100 kilometers south of Dakar and will be Senegal’s first offshore oil development.

Nexans will deliver 13,471 m of dynamic umbilicals which will be installed from north to south. Nexans will also provide 9.503m of main static umbilicals, 8,719 m of production infield umbilicals, and 14,650 m of injection infield umbilicals in the subsequent four phases of development.

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Ragnvald Graff, Sales Director Oil&Gas says: ‘We are delighted to be designing and manufacturing the umbilicals for Senegal’s first offshore oil development. Nexans continues to lead the industry on umbilical technology, and we are excited to contribute our expertise and world-class products to this promising endeavor. Offshore oil development in West Africa has immense potential, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this important journey.’

The Sangomar Field Development was discovered in 2014. Located 2 km below the seabed floor, the field is spread over 400km2, in water depths of 700 to 1400 meters. The phased development includes the installation of a stand-alone floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility and subsea infrastructure that will be designed to facilitate subsequent development phases. These options include potential gas export to Senegal and future subsea tie-backs to other fields.

About Nexans 

Nexans is a key driver for the world’s transition to a more connected and sustainable energy future. For over 120 years, the Group has brought energy to life by providing customers with advanced cable technologies for power and data transmission. Today, Nexans goes beyond cables to offer customers a complete service that leverages digital technology to maximize the performance and efficiency of their critical assets. The Group designs solutions and services along the entire value chain in three main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities and e­mobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, subsea interconnections, land high voltage), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, oil and gas, automation, and others).

Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans was the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables also drives its active involvement within leading industry associations, including Europacable, the NEMA, ICF and CIGRE.

Nexans employs nearly 26,000 people with an industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2019, the Group generated 6.7 billion euros in sales.

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