Nexans has been awarded a contract from Chevron USA to provide power umbilical equipment for its Jack and St Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico.

The fields are located 450km south of New Orleans, Louisiana, US, in water depths of 7,000ft.

As per the contract, Nexans will design, manufacture and supply 42km of power umbilicals and terminations.

The project will comprise three subsea centres tied back to a hub production facility, with a capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil and 42.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

On completion, the power umbilicals will be delivered to the newly constructed carousel in 2013 at the Theodore Industrial Port in Alabama, US.