SUTA-Flex Subsea Umbilical Termination Assembly
Nexans Norway AS is a leading supplier of power, telecommunications, installations, and heating cables in Norway, and is among the world’s leading manufacturers of offshore control cables and high-voltage submarine cables.
With the Nexans SUTA-Flex project, Eker Design and Nexans investigated the possibilities of using glass fiber composite in subsea components. The result is an Umbilical Termination Assembly where all protective covers are made in 15 mm thick GRP. This helps reduce weight and provides more designer freedom, while it still meets all demands for such a product. Requirements such as impact resistance and ROV access were focus points in this project. The SUTA project succeeded as a pioneer project and has been a catalysator for new composite projects within Nexans.