Égypte – Delta du Nil occidental

West Nile Delta, Egypt

West Nile Delta

Jan De Nul installed two umbilicals in Egypt for the new West Nile Delta gas fields, north of Alexandria. Both umbilicals, with a total length of 69 km, were loaded on-board in May 2018 in Norway and shipped to Egypt. Early August 2018, the installation works were completed successfully.

The challenging installation campaign started with laying the cables on-land over a 3 km distance. The terminal station of the umbilicals was installed with great accuracy at a depth of 600 metres. To reduce the risk of damaging the umbilicals, they were laid by the Willem De Vlamingh and buried at the same time by the cable-laying vessel Isaac Newton. For this task, the Willem De Vlamingh was specially converted to transport and install the UTA’s.