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Nexans to supply cables to Ichthys project

LNG Industry,

Nexans has been awarded a contract to supply halogen-free cables as part of the construction of the Ichthys LNG project’s Central Processing Facility (CPF).

The contract, worth approximately €11.5 million, was awarded by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). Nexans will supply approximately 2200 km of halogen-free instrumentation and electrical cables for the LNG processing plant, located near Darwin, Australia.

SHI specified personnel and equipment safety as the most important issue in the construction of the CPF. Nexans’ halogen-free cables adhere to both IEC and DNV standards.

The Ichthys CPF will be the world’s largest semi-submersible platform. Its large, floating central processing facility is a column-stabilised, offshore semi-submersible production unit supporting a hydrocarbon processing system and utilities, as well as living quarters for 200 people. It will power the plant and control the compressor that liquefies the gas.

In-Koo Kang, CEO of Nexans in Korea, commented: “We are pleased to be a part of this large project with Samsung Heavy Industries. The key to the success of contract was Nexans Kukdong’s ability to satisfy the customer’s needs, as well as our demonstration of good collaboration between individual Nexans Units. It reinforces Nexans’ position as the leading cable manufacturer for offshore projects. We are looking forward to have more opportunities working globally with Nexans teams.”

The cables are being manufactured at Nexans’ Kukdong plant in Jincheon, Korea. The main CPF is being constructed at the SHI shipyard in South Korea.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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