AKER Solutions will deliver its longest-ever umbilicals system as part of a contract for the Zohr offshore gas field in the Egyptian part of the Mediterranean Sea.

Valued at more than NOK 1 billion, the agreement with Petrobel in Egypt will be booked in the second quarter, the company said.

The umbilicals system will be delivered by mid-Apr i l  2017.

Aker’s contract outlines the delivery of 180 kilometres of steel tube umbilicals that will connect the Zohr subsea development to an offshore control platform.

Petrobel, a joint venture between The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Eni, is responsible for the development and operations at Zohr.

Aker chief executive Luis Araujo was pleased with the contract win.

“Aker Solutions is building on its previous experience offshore Egypt to now deliver its largest-ever umbilicals project,” he said.

The work will be led by Aker Solutions’ subsea division in Oslo and manufacturing will start immediately at the umbilicals plant in Moss, Norway.

The company has invested substantially in the Moss facility over the past years.

The plant has more than 20 years of experience in making advanced and complex umbilical systems, which are used to transport data, power and liquids between oil and gas installations on the seafloor and facilities onshore or on platforms.