JDR, a UK based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, has been awarded two umbilical contracts by McDermott Middle East Inc., for undisclosed operators. The umbilicals will be delivered to two projects in the UAE and Qatar.
The first project includes three umbilicals with a total combined length of 9 km. The second project includes seven umbilicals with a total combined length of 3.5 km. All of the umbilicals incorporate both thermoplastic hoses and electrical cables, providing hydraulic control and electrical signal to subsea isolation valves. These are critical umbilical cables to operate isolation valves in flowlines containing hydrocarbons, in the event of an emergency within an offshore production system, and to monitor and verify valve closure.
For both projects, JDR’s scope of work involves the engineering, design and manufacture of hardware, including topside umbilical termination units (TUTU’s), pull-in heads, hang-off bodies and umbilical termination assemblies (UTA’s). Delivery from JDR’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hartlepool is scheduled for Q4 2016.