Prysmian to provide submarine cable links for Abu Dhabi’s Zakum field
MILAN, Italy -- Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Emirates Holding on behalf of ADMA-OPCO (Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company) for the design and manufacture of submarine cable links for the replacement of power feeding systems to Abu Dhabi’s Zakum offshore oil field.
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 the reliability of the company' s oil production facilities.
The project includes the design and supply of about 200 km 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 the group’s established offices in the UAE, using production from Pikkala, Finland, with the first 70 km batch delivery in November 2014 and final delivery due by mid-2015.