Provided as part of a €45m contract with Statoil, the Snøhvit CO2 umbilical is said to provide hydraulic, electrical and fiber optic capabilities for subsea services.

Featuring standard elements with minor adjustments, the umbilical is designed for tie-ins to existing infrastructure or other subsea oil and gas fast track projects. It will be placed at a depth of around 300m, and will be routed between existing distribution unit and a new subsea template.

Nexans manufactured the subsea umbilical at its Halden plant in Norway.

The Snøhvit project will launch an additional well at a new CO2 injection template, and prepare for gas production from existing templates.

Nexans high voltage and underwater cable business senior executive vice-president Dirk Steinbrink said: "At 145,000m, the main umbilical remains the world’s longest umbilical in a single length.

"The successful delivery of the latest umbilical for Snøhvit CO2 is a further confirmation of our capability to undertake standardized and simplified deliveries of subsea projects."