Aker Solutions selects TUBACEX for umbilicals

Aker Solutions has selected TUBACEX as a delivery partner for umbilical tubes for key projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The order for over EUR 70 million is one of the most significant deals in the umbilicals market, solidifying TUBACEX’s technological position as a supplier of advanced industrial solutions for energy and mobility sectors. TUBACEX will deliver 1,000 km of umbilical offshore tubes to be installed for three projects in the North Sea. The umbilicals will be used to control production equipment on the seabed and for the injection of fluids or corrosion inhibitors. This type of equipment is an extremely demanding technical solution, given its control function of the facilities and equipment on the seabed. Supply of the tubes is essentially carried out by welding tubes in coils, following the most demanding non-destructive tests and X-ray tests.
This is one of the largest supply projects for this type of application in the umbilicals market, a sector in which TUBACEX holds a leading position. Engineering teams from both firms have collaborated in finding optimal technological solutions. TUBACEX will manufacture these offshore umbilical tubes at its production facilities located in Spain and Austria, with deliveries scheduled in 2023 & 2024 respectively.
In the words of Jesús Esmorís, CEO of Tubacex, “We are pleased to have been selected by Aker Solutions to carry out these key projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Energy security in Europe has become of extreme importance and the choice of Tubacex shows our strength in the supply of these high value-added tubular products.”

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