JDR, the global subsea cable supplier and servicer owned by the TFKable Group, has won a contract with BP for a platform project in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan.

According to Report, JDR manufacture and supply a 5.5 km 33kV fibre optic power cable and a steel tube subsea isolation valve (SSIV) umbilical.

The 33 kV fibre optic power cable will connect an existing platform to the new platform to provide power share and communication services. The use of this cable means there is no need to install a gas turbine on the platform – providing environmental benefits. 

The SSIV umbilical will connect from the topside to the subsea isolation valve that exports oil from the well, providing the operator with the valve’s critical control.

The agreement will see JDR package and ship the products via the Eurasia canal to the Caspian Sea using a bespoke eight-meter cable installation reel. JDR will design the power cable and umbilical precisely to fit the vessel, which has size limitations due to the narrowing of the canal.

The cables, junction boxes, and SSIV umbilical will be manufactured at JDR’s facility in Hartlepool. The cores for the power cable will be manufactured at TFKable’s Bydgoszcz plant in Poland. The delivery of the products to the project is scheduled for May 2021.