JDR Making Umbilicals for Timor Sea

By MarEx 2014-01-29 19:11:00

JDR Cable Systems Limited has won a contract for the manufacture of subsea production umbilicals from ConocoPhillips – an American multinational energy corporation headquartered in Houston, Texas. The umbilicals will be deployed in Phase 3 of the Bayu-Udan Field development in the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA) of the Timor Sea.

JDR’s scope of work includes delivery of three sections of electro-hydraulic umbilicals, with a total length of 29km. The umbilicals will be used for control and chemical distribution to two new subsea production wells. JDR will also provide the subsea distribution unit at the base of the dynamic riser umbilical, which will connect the two infield umbilicals. In addition to subsea hardware, JDR combines their products with lifecycle support through its Aftermarket Installation and Maintenance Services (AIMS) division.

The umbilicals will be manufactured and loaded out of JDR’s facility in Hartlepool. JDR’s Hartlepool plant supports simultaneous manufacture, enabling them to meet the critical delivery date of May 2014 required to meet the project objectives.

Commenting on the contract award, Andrew Norman, CEO of JDR, said: “This contract demonstrates JDR’s growing capability in subsea production umbilical design and manufacture. It is our second contract with ConocoPhillips and we are delighted to be contributing to the ongoing development of the JPDA.”


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