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Prysmian wins submarine contract in Abu Dhabi

Oilfield Technology,

Prysmian Group has been awarded a new contract worth approximately €30 million by Emirates Holding, on behalf of major offshore oil and gas producer ADMA-OPCO (Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company). The contract is for the design and manufacture of submarine cable links for the replacement of power feeding systems to Zakum offshore oil field in Abu Dhabi.

Zakum oil field

The Zakum oil field is the first submarine electrification project planned by ADMA-OPCO and will be the benchmark for future projects aimed at developing and implementing a power distribution and transmission network among owned offshore oil fields, in order to increase capacity and improve reliability of their oil production facilities.

Submarine cables

The project includes the design and supply of approximately 200 km of XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) insulated Medium Voltage submarine cables for the distribution of energy to oil towers and platforms, plus accessories and network components. The project will use production from Pikkala, Finland, with the first 70 km batch delivery in November 2014 and final delivery due by mid-2015.

Middle East

The Zakum project reconfirms Prysmian’s leadership role in the Middle East, where the group’s current and completed projects include:

  • The Barzan oil field submarine power interconnection in Qatar
  • The first-ever submarine power transmission link serving Doha
  • The GCC Saudi-Bahrain submarine interconnection
  • The 400 kV power transmission system for TRANSCO connecting the Bahia and Saadiyat Grid Stations in Abu Dhabi.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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