FMC Technologies has received an order from Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited to provide subsea equipment for operations in Nigerian waters. The Agbami field is located 70 miles off the coast of the central Niger Delta region, at a water depth of approximately 4,800 feet.
Subsea demand is strong and getting stronger, with a backlog for orders at the highest level in more than four years for FMC Technologies.
Power systems company Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £24million subsea contract for work in Norway. It will supply a module handling system to the subsea construction vessel Aker Wayfarer, which was built in 2010.
A newly-designed subsea power grid will be ready for testing by next summer, with final preparations for the system currently underway. Siemens has invested in the power solution, which aims to provide energy at a lower cost.
Energy consultancy Xodus Group has signed a partnership deal with Saipem of Italy and Chiyoda of Japan to launch a subsea engineering company. Xodus subsea will provide studies, engineering and consultancy services which will focus mainly on the early phase of the projects, such as front end engineering, coneptual studies and basic design.
Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract in West Africa by CNR International (CNRI) to support development of its Baobab Field Phase III development. The contract has already begun for the work in the Ivory Coast with the scope of work covering the installation of spools and umbilical’s.
Subsea engineering and training firm Jee Ltd has been awarded a contract from Scottish Enterprise to develop electrical array cable solutions for tidal energy installations. The £2.4 million contract is part of a pioneering study for the marine energy industry in Scotland and the company will be involved in developing solutions for locating, securing, protecting and recovering cables.