LNG engineer Technip said that a consortium composed of Angoflex (owned jointly with Sonangol) and DUCO, has been awarded a large lump-sum contract by Total E&P Angola. The contract consists of the umbilical system part of the Kaombo project, located in Block 32 offshore Angola in water depths up to 2,000 meters.
The scope of work covers the engineering, procurement and fabrication of 120 kilometers of umbilicals, the majority of which will be manufactured at the Angoflex facility in Lobito, Angola. The project will be one of the largest umbilical projects to be manufactured in Lobito following a major expansion of the plant capabilities in 2012.
The contract will be managed from DUCO Ltd in the UK, which will bring its experience and expertise to perform the project management, engineering and procurement activities.
The project will start immediately with first umbilical deliveries in Angola scheduled for 2016. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.