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Prysmian to lay new subsea power cables in Middle East

23rd April 2014

Italian cables and communication hardware firm, Prysmian Group, have been contracted to lay subsea power cables at the Zakum oilfield off Abu Dhabi

Prysmian to lay new subsea power cables in Middle East
The Zakum oil field is the first submarine electrification project planned by ADMA-OPCO and will be the benchmark for future projects aimed at developing and implementing a power distribution and transmission network

Prysmian Group has been awarded a new contract worth approximately USD 30m by UAE-based construction company Emirates Holding on behalf of major offshore oil and gas producer ADMA-OPCO (Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company) for the design and manufacture of submarine cable links for the replacement of power feeding systems to Zakum offshore oil field, in Abu Dhabi.

The Zakum oil field is the first submarine electrification project planned by ADMA-OPCO and will be the benchmark for future projects aimed at developing and implementing a power distribution and transmission network among owned offshore oil fields, in order to increase capacity and improve reliability of their oil production facilities.

The project includes the design and supply of about 200km of XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulated medium voltage submarine cables for the distribution of energy to oil towers and platforms, plus accessories and network components. The project will be implemented by Prysmian’s offices in the UAE, using production from Pikkala (Finland) with the first 70km batch due for delivery in November 2014 and final delivery due by mid-2015.

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