JDR to Supply Equipment for West African Field
JDR, a provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, has won a contract with FMC Technologies (FTI) in Kongsberg to design and supply umbilicals and reelers for Intervention Workover Control System (IWOCS) for a West African field development.
The project calls upon JDR’s experience across the spectrum of IWOCS componentry, from hydraulics to fiber optics, with 20km of specially designed JDR IWOCs umbilicals which will be deployed across nine JDR-designed reelers. JDR’s ability to provide the full range of umbilicals and reelers, combined with the prequalification of their designs, will enable delivery against short lead times and can reduce project risk, the company said.
The project, with a delivery time in mid-2014, will be designed by JDR’s in-house engineering teams and manufactured at their facility in Littleport. JDR will also test and prequalify the reeler packages in advance of deployment.
Andrew Norman, Chief Executive Officer of JDR, stated, “This contract demonstrates both the growing demand for umbilicals and reelers and JDR’s technical ability to deliver for FMC Technologies in a limited timeframe. We’ve had a long and fruitful relationship with FMC Technologies and I’m delighted we could partner once again on what will be JDR’s largest-ever umbilical and reeler order. We are the global leader in umbilicals and reelers and are committed to remaining the technical leader in this growing field of business.”