HARTLEPOOL, UK – BP has contracted JDR to manufacture and supply a 5.5-km (3.4-mi) 33-kV fiber optic power cable and a steel tube subsea isolation valve (SSIV) umbilical for a platform project offshore Azerbaijan.
The 33-kV fiber optic power cable will connect an existing platform to the new platform to provide power share and communication services. The use of this cable means there is no need to install a gas turbine on the platform, the company said.
The SSIV umbilical will connect from the topsides to the subsea isolation valve that exports oil from the well, providing the operator with critical control of the valve.
The cables, junction boxes, and SSIV umbilical will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Hartlepool. The cores for the power cable will be manufactured at TFKable’s Bydgoszcz plant in Poland. Delivery of the products is scheduled for May 2021.
The company said it will package and ship the products via the Eurasia canal to the Caspian Sea using a bespoke 8-m (26-ft) cable installation reel. JDR will design the power cable and umbilical specifically to fit the vessel, which has size limitations due to the narrowing of the canal.