In 2013, Prysmian was awarded a contract worth more than $100 million for the supply and installation of submarine cables for a section of ExxonMobil’s existing offshore operations in the United States.
The scope of work involved the replacement of approximately 50 km of submarine power cables with increased capacity 40 kV EPR submarine cables, designed for water depths of up to 450 metres. The cables will supply electric power from the existing shore-based generating plant to offshore platforms.
The turnkey project was executed by Prysmian, with the submarine power cable being supplied by our Drammen factory in Norway. Installation has been undertaken by our Cable Enterprise laying vessel. The Cable Enterprise underwent significant modification work in 2014 to be converted to a full Dynamically Positioned (DP) vessel in readiness for these installation works.