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November 9, 2021

Aker bags umbilicals contract for Chevron’s project offshore Australia

Aker will deliver three two subsea pump umbilicals, subsea compressor umbilicals, as well as ancillary equipment.

By Archana Rani

Aker Solutions has secured a ‘sizeable contract’ to provide the subsea umbilicals for the Jansz-Io compression (J-IC) development offshore Australia.

The contract has been awarded by project partner Chevron Australia.

Aker Solutions will be responsible for the engineering, design, and manufacturing of about 70km of dynamic subsea umbilicals to enable power transmission from the platform to the subsea compressor and pump modules.

The firm will deliver three subsea compressor umbilicals, two subsea pump umbilicals in addition to ancillary equipment and spares.

Aker Solutions executive vice-president and subsea business head Maria Peralta said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded another important contract by Chevron on the Jansz-Io compression project.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Chevron and maintaining our strong focus on safe and efficient operations.”

Aker terms a contract ‘sizeable’ when contract value ranges between Nkr200m and Nkr700m.

Earlier in July, Aker secured a $814.59m (Nkr7bn) contract from Chevron Australia to provide a subsea gas compression system for the Jansz-Io project.

The J-IC project, which will be a modification of the existing Gorgon development, involves the construction and installation of a normally unattended floating Field Control Station, and subsea compression infrastructure.

It aims to exploit the low-pressure reserves from the Jansz-Io field while sustaining plateau production rates for the Gorgon project facilities located on Barrow Island (BWI).

The Jansz-Io field is located nearly 70km north-west of the Gorgon gas field, and 200km off the north-western coast of Australia, at approximately 1,400m water depths.

Chevron, through its subsidiaries, serves as operator of the integrated Gorgon project with a 47.3% stake.

Other project partners include Royal Dutch Shell (25%), ExxonMobil (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), JERA (0.41%), and Tokyo Gas (1%).

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