Petrofac Awards JDR Contract For Subsea Power Cables At Abu Dhabi’s Satah Al-Razboot (Sarb) Offshore Oil Field Development

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3 September 2013

JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by Petrofac, one of the world’s leading oilfield service companies, for the design and manufacture of five subsea power and communication (composite) cables and associated accessories for the Satah Al Razboot (SARB) package 3 project, offshore Abu Dhabi.

Petrofac announced the contract for the development’s offshore pipelines and platforms and associated facilities in April 2013. They have entrusted JDR, which has been involved since the early stages of the project, to deliver a comprehensive system that will enable power and communication between the field platforms by Spring 2014.
JDR’s scope includes the delivery of five subsea power cable totalling 55km, with the longest single length being 22km. System accessories include custom-designed terminations, cable hang-offs and pull-in heads. The field, located 120 kilometres to the northwest of Abu Dhabi, is being developed by the Abu Dhabi Marine Operation Company (ADMA OPCO).

JDR has already commenced work on the complex project at its state of the art Hartlepool (UK) facility. The power cable design incorporates numerous fibre optics that are specifically designed to operate in a high temperature environment. JDR will also be providing comprehensive installation support and aftermarket services, through its global network of highly experienced and fully certified AIMS technicians, which will include site acceptance testing.

Andrew Norman, Chief Executive Officer of JDR, stated “JDR is delighted to be working with Petrofac on their first venture offshore in the UAE. Having partnered with Petrofac on previous projects, I believe JDR’s latest contract reflects their trust in our ability to deliver comprehensive solutions for complex projects. Our design and manufacturing capabilities in subsea power cable design are second to none and our team at Hartlepool, which has already commenced work, looks forward to supporting Petrofac in delivering yet another successful project and on time.”

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