Prysmian subsea cables to connect offshore platforms to shore-based plant

Prysmian Group won a contract worth more than $100 million to supply and install submarine cables for a section of ExxonMobil’s existing offshore operations in the U.S.

The scope of work involves the replacement of about 31 miles of submarine power cables with increased capacity 40 kV EPR submarine cables designed for water depths of up to 1,400 feet. The cables will supply electric power from the existing shore-based generating plant to offshore platforms.

The turnkey project will be executed by Prysmian with the submarine power cable being supplied by its Drammen, Norway factory and installation being undertaken using the Cable Enterprise laying vessel. The Cable Enterprise will undergo significant modification work in 2014 to be converted to a full dynamically positioned vessel in readiness for the installation works.

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