Nexans has signed a three-year contract worth $13.4 million to supply 3,146 km of its special marine cables to be installed on offshore oil and gas marine services company Bourbon Offshore’s vessels.
Building on its strong expertise in the offshore industry, Nexans will supply 3,146 km of halogen free, low-smoke marine power transmission (0.6/1KV and 250V power cables) and signal control cables. Compliant with the most demanding international standards, they will be installed in 54 new offshore supply vessels (less than 60 km per ship) being built for Bourbon at shipyards in China. The cables will provide energy to equipments and conveniences and also lighting for example.
These new ships will be used in a variety of roles to assist companies in developing deepwater and continental offshore oil and gas fields around the world. They will be used as ‘shuttle buses’ between offshore platforms and ports, delivering people, materials and machinery. Some will also be capable of towing oil rigs into position.
The cables will be manufactured in the Nexans plant based in Shanghai, China. The cables will be fitted between mid 2008 and 2010.