Petrofac has awarded JDR Cable Systems a contract to design and manufacture five subsea power and communication (composite) cables and associated accessories for the Satah Al Razboot (SARB) package 3 project, offshore Abu Dhabi.
Petrofac was awarded the contract for the development’s offshore pipelines and platforms and associated facilities in April 2013.
JDR’s work scope includes the delivery of five subsea power cables totalling 55km, with the longest single length being 22km.
System accessories include custom-designed terminations, cable hang-offs and pull-in heads. The system is scheduled to provide power and communication between the field’s platforms by spring 2014.
JDR has started work on the project at its Hartlepool facility. The power cable design incorporates numerous fibre optics specifically designed to operate in a high temperature environment.
JDR will also provide installation support and aftermarket services, which will include site acceptance testing.
The field, 120km northwest of Abu Dhabi, is being developed by the Abu Dhabi Marine Operation Company (ADMA OPCO).
Image: JDR's quayside base at Hartlepool.