TechnipFMC supplies umbilicals for Kaombo project
Friday, Mar 09, 2018
TechnipFMC announces that the engineering, procurement, fabrication and supply of umbilicals(1) system for the Kaombo project has been completed. The multisite project utilised the facilities of TechnipFMC Umbilicals Ltd.,TechnipFMC Umbilicals Inc. and Angoflex Ltda(2).

The Kaombo development is located on Block 32, approximately 140 kilometers off the coast of Angola and is operated by Total E&P Angola Block 32. TechnipFMC Umbilicals was in charge of the project management, engineering and manufacture of over 135 kilometers of steel tube umbilicals.

The load-out of the umbilicals for offshore installation started in April 2017 at Angoflex in Lobito, Angola, and the final umbilical was loaded out in January 2018.

Gavin Bainbridge, Project Manager commented: “The success of the Kaombo project has been a real team effort across the globe, and demonstrated the level of commitment and dedication the teams across the three sites have, making it possible to deliver such large-scale global projects”.

(1) Umbilical: an assembly of steel tubes and/or hydraulic hoses which can also include electrical cables or optic fibres used to control subsea structures from a platform or a vessel.
(2) TechnipFMC Umbilicals: a collective of wholly/partly-owned subsidiaries of TechnipFMC plc comprising of TechnipFMC Umbilicals Ltd. in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, TechnipFMC Umbilicals Inc. in Houston, USA, Angoflex in Lobito, Angola and Asiaflex Products in Johor, Malaysia.

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