Steel tube

UK-based subsea power cable supplier JDR has been selected by GE Oil & Gas to provide services for ONGC’s Vashishta and S1 fields off the east coast of India.

Located in the KG Basin, the fields offer water depths ranging from 250m to 700m.

Under the terms of the contract, JDR will provide design and engineering services and manufacture 12 steel tube flying leads for the project.

The company’s technical services team will also carry out flow and structural evaluation and free spanning vortex induced vibration (VIV) analysis for the project.

JDR CEO David Currie said: "This contract highlights our world-leading expertise in the supply of specialist umbilicals and cables to the offshore energy industry.

"This contract award is testament to our expert teams who are leading the charge in developing advanced and innovative technologies for the offshore energy sector."

"We are delighted to support GE and ONGC by providing the critical links to their subsea control system.

"This contract award is testament to our expert teams who are leading the charge in developing advanced and innovative technologies for the offshore energy sector."

Subsea trees will be connected to umbilical termination arrangements, manifolds and subsea distribution units using the flying leads, which will be manufactured at JDR’s facility in Hartlepool, UK.

The company is currently undertaking an expansion of a major site in Hartlepool, which includes the commissioning of a helical assembly machine and additional covered large capacity carousels.


Image: JDR will manufacture 12 steel tube flying leads and associated hardware for ONGC’s project. Photo: courtesy of JDR Cable Systems.