Thanks to the continuous increase in TUBACEX order intake month by month, the Group has consolidated its growth with a backlog standing at 40%, above the average for recent years.
Sandvik has signed a contract for the supply of stainless steel tubes required for 250 kilometers of umbilicals, linking a subsea development to an existing offshore platform.
TechnipFMC Umbilicals manufactures state-of-the-art subsea umbilical systems which provide the critical link between remote subsea wells and fixed or floating production systems. The company’s headquarters in Newcastle, UK is home to the world’s largest steel tube umbilical assembly plant. Stainless Steel World spoke to Dr. Xiaoxue An, Principal Engineer and Lead of Materials and Corrosion, R&D about her role in this demanding niche sector.
Stolt Offshore SA has won a contract from BG International a gas transportation pipeline, flowline and well control umbilical.
Technip-Coflexip, through its Norwegian affiliate Technip Offshore Norge AS, has been awarded by Norsk Hydro the EPCI contract for the Oseberg South – J Structure flowlines and umbilical.
Statoil has awarded letters of intent totalling just over NOK 430 million for Sleipner West's Alpha North satellite development in the North Sea.
ExxonMobil recently awarded several contracts associated with its Xikomba EPS subsea development offshore Angola in about 4593 FSW (1400 MSW).
Work has begun at operator Statoil on qualifying technology for the record-long umbilical which will link its Snøhvit development in the Barents Sea with the land facilities in northern Norway.