Nexans has secured a contract to supply 100km of static umbilicals for the next stage of BP's Exploration West Nile Delta project in Egypt.

Under the contract, Nexans will also supply associated accessories for the project.

With this contract BP and partner Deutsche Erdoel (DEA) will be able to develop the Giza, Fayoum and Raven gas condensate fields.

BP and DEA concessions range between 65km and 85km from Alexandria, off the north coast of Egypt.

Nexans will manufacture electrical cables from its plants in Rognan, while umbilicals will be developed, manufactured and tested at its Halden plant in Norway. Delivery of umbilicals is scheduled for 2018.

BP and Nexans are collaborating on Phase I of the West Nile Delta project.

"We have built-up an efficient and productive working relationship with BP over many projects."

Nexans was awarded the contract in 2014 to provide 48km of static umbilicals for the Taurus Libra development.

BP High-Voltage and Underwater Cable Business Group at Nexans key account manager Winifred Patricia Johansen said: “We have built-up an efficient and productive working relationship with BP over many projects and this is evidence of the trust BP has in Nexans.

“Being the second largest BP project awarded to Nexans this year, it highlights our long-standing relationship, expertise and ability to develop competitive solutions in a challenging market environment.”

Earlier this month, BP completed its acquisition of 22.75% in the North Alexandria Concession and 2.75% in the West Mediterranean Deep Water Concession of the West Nile Delta project from DEA Deutsche Erdoel.


Image: Nexans will produce umbilicals from its Halden facility in Norway. Photo: courtesy of Nexans.