Oceaneering International, Inc. secured a contract in December 2014 from Hess Corporation to supply the umbilicals and umbilical distribution hardware for the Stampede Project located in the Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. This hardware will be used to transmit hydraulic control fluids, chemicals, and electrical power signals to operate and monitor subsea wells and manifolds.
The order is for electro-hydraulic, steel tube umbilicals totaling approximately 14.3 kilometers (8.9 miles) in length, umbilical termination assemblies, hydraulic and chemical distribution units, electrical distribution units, flying leads, and junction plates. Oceaneering plans to manufacture the umbilicals at its plant in Panama City, Florida and to manufacture the distribution hardware at its facilities in Houston, Texas. Umbilical production is expected to commence in the second quarter of this year, with delivery scheduled for mid-2016.