Norway-based oil services company Aker Solutions has won a contract from ExxonMobil to provide subsea umbilicals for the development of the Erha North Phase 2 in Nigeria.

The Erha North Phase 2 development project is situated about 97km offshore Nigeria in water depths between 1,000m and 1,200m and is an extension of the existing Erha subsea system and infrastructure.

Under the contract, Aker Solutions will supply two dynamic and two static steel tube umbilicals totaling 16.5km.

Aker Solutions umbilicals business area head Tove Roskaft said that the company will help ExxonMobil in the project in Nigeria.

"Aker Solutions is committed to developing the Nigerian oil and gas industry through technology transfer and training of Nigerian nationals," Roskaft added.

The umbilicals will be designed, engineered and manufactured at Aker Solutions’ facility in Mobile, in the US state of Alabama, supported by project management and engineering by a local team in Lagos, Nigeria.

The umbilicals will be delivered in 2014.

Subsea umbilicals are deployed on the seabed to supply necessary controls and chemicals to subsea oil and gas wells, subsea manifolds and any subsea systems using remote control.