Aker Solutions wins 20-year umbilicals master order

Source: press release, 23 March 2020

Aker Solutions umbilicals in Mobile, Alabama
Aker Solutions umbilicals in Mobile, Alabama (photo: Aker Solutions)

Aker Solutions has entered a master agreement to provide umbilicals for Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico. The company also secured the first work order under the new master agreement, to provide 24 kilometres of umbilicals for Chevron’s Anchor project.

The scope of the Chevron agreement includes the delivery of engineering, design and manufacturing of dynamic and static control umbilicals, dynamic and static power umbilicals, and service and installation support.

This agreement lays the foundation for a long-term collaborative relationship incentivising both Chevron and Aker Solutions to jointly improve long-term performance both technically and commercially through multi-project synergies, execution excellence and repeatability, and life-of-field thinking.

“We are honoured to have entered this master order with Chevron and to have been awarded the Anchor work order,” says Luis Araujo, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions. “This demonstrates the mutual trust between the two organisations, as well as the capabilities and experience of our umbilicals manufacturing organisation in the US.”

Aker Solutions was at the same time awarded the first work order under the Chevron master order for the Anchor project in the US Gulf of Mexico. The scope includes about 24 kilometres of 20,000 psi dynamic steel tube- and power umbilicals and distribution equipment. The deepwater field is located approximately 225 kilometres offshore Louisiana at a water depth of 1,524 metres.

Aker Solutions’ facility in Mobile, Alabama in the United States will perform the engineering, design and manufacturing of the umbilicals. The work will start up immediately.

The contract will be booked as order intake in the first quarter of 2020.