Under the contract, Aker will supply 73km electro-hydraulic steel tube umbilicals that will connect Mexico’s first subsea gas development to onshore processing facilities.

The order follows an engineering procurement construction installation contract awarded by Pemex to Saipem for the Lakach field development in October 2014.

In March 2013, Pemex had selected Petrofac’s Engineering & Consulting Services business and Doris Engineering of Houston to provide technical assistance and supervision for the construction, installation, commissioning, testing and start-up of deep-water subsea wells and infrastructure for the Lakach project.

Aker will manufacture the umbilicals at its facility in Mobile, Alabama, and will complete the deliveries in the third quarter of 2016.

Located about 98km southeast of Veracruz at depths of between 900m and 1,200m in the Gulf of Mexico, the field is expected to have a production capacity of 400 million standard cubic feet a day.

Aker provides subsea umbilicals capable of supplying necessary controls and chemicals to subsea oil and gas wells, manifolds and systems requiring remote control.