Umbilicals are used to control hydraulic valves, transmit electricity to electrical subsea systems, transmit signals for surveillance/monitoring, inject fluids into the production stream in order to optimize production, inject methanol to counteract plug formation, and operate electric pumps (power umbilical) in order to increase recovery from reservoirs.
Nexans perform every step in supplying umbilical systems, from design, engineering, and manufacturing to testing, installation, and commissioning. Nexans’ umbilicals are used in all types of applications worldwide: interconnecting subsea installations, connecting subsea installations with fixed and floating platforms (semis) and FPSOs, and connecting subsea systems to shore.
Nexans umbilicals are all designed according to customer spesifications. We work in accordance with API17E and ISO 13628-5 Umbilical Specification, which contains testing requirements, third party requirements and information requirements. In addition, there will be client-specific requirements concerning welding, for example.