France-based Technip said that a consortium comprising two of its subsidiaries, Angoflex and DUCO, has been awarded umbilical contracts by Acergy Angola and Acergy West Africa for the CLOV field development in Angola.

This field is located in the Block 17 offshore Angola in water depths down to 1,410m.

The contracts include the supply of 76km of dynamic and static production and water injection umbilicals, which will be manufactured at the Angoflex facility in Lobito, Angola.

Technip said that the umbilicals are scheduled for delivery in 2013 and will be the first to be delivered following the expansion of the plant capacity.

The expansion includes the installation of two large manufacturing carousels, an upgrade to the existing helical lay-up machine and the installation of a load-out path.

This expansion will allow Angoflex to fabricate 100% of the CLOV umbilical workscope in its Lobito manufacturing plant.

Umbilical is an assembly of steel tubes which can also include electrical cables or optic fibres used to control subsea structures from a platform or a vessel.