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JDR to provide FMC Technologies umbilicals and reelers for West African field

27th January 2014

JDR has been granted a contract with FMC Technologies to build and supply umbilicals and reelers for an Intervention Workover Control System (IWOCS) for a West African field development.

Subsea Electro-Hydraulic Umbilicals and Subsea Power Cables

JDR, a provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract with FMC Technologies in Kongsberg, Norway to build and supply umbilicals and reelers for an Intervention Workover Control System (IWOCS) for a West African field development.

The project requires JDR’s experience across the range of IWOCS machinery, from hydraulics to fibre optics, with 20km of specially designed JDR IWOCs umbilicals, which will be used across nine JDR-designed reelers.

JDR’s ability to provide an assortment of umbilicals and reelers, combined with the pre-qualification of their designs, which will enable delivery against short lead times and can decrease project risk.

The project, which will be delivered in mid-2014, is also set to be designed by JDR’s in-house engineering teams and manufactured at their facility in Littleport, UK. JDR will also test and pre-qualify the reeler packages before it is deployed.

Andrew Norman, Chief Executive Officer of JDR, stated: “This contract demonstrates both the growing demand for umbilicals and reelers and JDR’s technical ability to deliver for FMC Technologies in a limited timeframe.”

He added that “We’ve had a long and fruitful relationship with FMC Technologies and I’m delighted we could partner once again on what will be JDR’s largest-ever umbilical and reeler order. We are the global leader in umbilicals and reelers and are committed to remaining the technical leader in this growing field of business.”

Integrated umbilicals and reelers are used by oil and gas operators to monitor and regulate subsea trees during installation and intervention activities. JDR has also been at the forefront of this equipment for over a decade and is now leading the development of new ‘open water’ umbilical technology that significantly decreases the costs involved in operating offshore.

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