JDR, the leading UK based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by GE Oil & Gas, on behalf of operator ONGC, for the Vashishta & S1 project.
The Vashishta & S1 fields are located in the KG Basin, 30 – 35 kilometres off the east coast of India, at water depths of 250 to 700 metres. JDR’s scope of supply includes the engineering, design and manufacture of 12 steel tube flying leads and associated hardware. JDR’s technical services team will also provide design analysis for the project including flow and structural analyses and free spanning vortex induced vibration (VIV) analysis.
JDR CEO, David Currie, said: “This contract highlights our world-leading expertise in the supply of specialist umbilicals and cables to the offshore energy industry. We are delighted to support GE and ONGC by providing the critical links to their subsea control system. This contract award is testament to our expert teams who are leading the charge in developing advanced and innovative technologies for the offshore energy sector.”
Flying leads are used to connect subsea trees to umbilical termination arrangements, manifolds and subsea distribution units. They will be manufactured at JDR’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hartlepool, UK, where the company is currently undertaking a major site expansion, including the commissioning of a world-leading helical assembly machine and additional covered large capacity carousels.