Nexans has been selected to be the unique supplier of cabling to Samsung Heavy Industries’, turnkey contractor for TOTAL’s Egina FPSO. The €2.8bn contract awarded by TOTAL to Samsung Heavy Industries is the largest FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) contract to date. This project represents more than 2,200km of power, instrumentation and control to service the FPSO platform, located 130km off the coast of Nigeria.
The Egina oil field is located at a depth of 1,750m, and will benefit from TOTAL’s extensive deep offshore experience in the Gulf of Guinea.
The cables are specially designed to prevent gas leakages, making them much safer for use in flammable or high-risk environments. This means that the project is able to comply with local fire safety regulations and meet the strict technical specifications for IEC standards and Bureau Veritas certificate.
The FPSO, operated by TOTAL, will be operational from 2017. It is 330m in length, 61m across and 34m-high, with a storage capacity of 2.3 million barrels of oil. Samsung Heavy Industries will deliver the FPSO through a turnkey contract that includes design, procurement, building, transportation and pilot operation.
Nexans global oil & gas executive vice-president for Middle East, Russia and Asia Benjamin Fitoussi said: "Nexans is incredibly proud to have been selected as cables supplier for this ambitious project. The contract with SHI is our largest FPSO contract to date, highlighting our expertise in the oil and gas industry."