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ExxonMobil, Aker seal deal on Erha North subsea umbilicals

16 March 2013, Lagos – US super major ExxonMobil has signed agreement with Norwegian contractor Aker Solutions for the supply of subsea umbilicals for its Erha North phase two development project off Nigeria.

Erha North phase two is an extension of the existing Erha subsea system and infrastructure, located about 97 kilometres off Nigeria’s shore in water depths ranging between 1000 and 1200 metres.

As part of the contract, Aker will deliver two dynamic and two steel tube umbilicals measuring 16.5 kilometres long in total.

The umbilicals will be designed, engineering and manufactured at Aker’s facility in Mobile, Alabama and are scheduled for delivery next year.

Aker will also have a local team in Lagos, Nigeria to provide project management and engineering support.

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  • The Ehra north project has been delayed long enough owing to the capacity limitations of the Nigerian ministry of petroleum resources and the NNPC. It is therefore pleasing to hear the project is now moving along.