Aker Kvaerner to supply deepwater umbilicals for Tahiti project

Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company has awarded Aker Kvaerner Subsea a contract for the design, fabrication, inspection and testing of steel tube umbilicals for the deepwater Tahiti project.

Offshore staff

(GoM, USA)- Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company has awarded Aker Kvaerner Subsea a contract for the design, fabrication, inspection and testing of steel tube umbilicals for the deepwater Tahiti project. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The umbilical order includes four dynamic, steel tube umbilicals totaling 21,300 m in length and one static umbilical 2,865 m in length with all required topside and subsea terminations. A-K Subsea will manufacture the umbilicals at their facility in Mobile, Alabama, after which they will hand them over to Aker Kvaerner's Deepwater business unit for detailed dynamic, fatigue, and interference analysis work.

The contract was signed and booked by Aker in the 4Q 2005, and the umbilicals are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 1Q 2007 to Tahiti.

Svein Haug, A-K Subsea's senior vice president for umbilicals and risers, has a great deal of confidence in this proven technology.

"Predictable performance is an important consideration for operators � technical superiority, a proven construction technique and an in-depth analysis gives us great confidence," Haug added.

02/19/06

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