Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Endeavour Energy UK, a subsidiary of Endeavour International Corporation, to supply subsea umbilicals and associated equipment for the East Rochelle development project located offshore UK. The contract value is approximately NOK 83 million (USD 15 million). Aker Solutions will supply one 30 kilometre infield control umbilical and one 650 metre riser umbilical that will provide all system functions for the Rochelle field. Subsea umbilicals are deployed on the seabed to supply necessary control and chemicals to subsea oil and gas wells, subsea manifolds and any subsea system requiring a remote control. The East Rochelle development project comprises of block 15/27 in the Central North Sea, and represents the first phase of the development of the Rochelle area. Endeavour is the operator of East Rochelle.
"We are very pleased to sign our first contract with Endeavour Energy UK. This is an important award for Aker Solutions and confirms our strong position in the umbilical market globally", says Tove Roskaft, senior vice president of Aker Solutions' umbilical business. Engineering of the umbilicals will be managed out of Aker Solutions' facility in Oslo, Norway, and the umbilicals will be manufactured at Aker Solutions' facility in Moss, Norway. Final deliveries will be made in 2012.