Umbilical & Flying Leads


Umbilical & Flying Leads

At the Stord, Norway Manufacturing, Testing and R&D facility UNITECH offers:

  • Control umbilical, Power umbilical, and advanced design umbilical.
  • Flying leads tested according to ISO 13628-5 with terminations delivered on installation reels with client specific interfaces.
  • We strive to provide the best design house in the world when it comes to umbilical with the primary goal of quantifiable cost savings during the pre-FEED and FEED phases of subsea development.
  • Termination of UNITECH or third party connectors, couplers, or assemblies.
  • Fully tested systems.
  • Short turnaround times.

Our facility comprises of:

  • Vertical Bundling facility and extrusion line built in 2012.
  • Flexible manufacturing configurations up to 18 tubes with second pass possibility.
  • Siemens fully automated Control System for accurate control and logging – speed, back twist and lay length.
  • Direct deepwater shipping access.
  • Subsea production, gas lift, service and control lines.
  • Complete production facility with own extrusion line for the outer sheet.
  • Electrical and Fiber optic lines can be incorporated.

Power Cables Capabilities:

For more than 35 years UNITECH has developed state of the art and cost efficient hang offs, Quick ALR connectors and customized termination solutions based on the major success of our subsea connectors.

UNITECH can also offer a unique test location and infrastructure due to the ownership of the former Hywind Demo – now UNITECH Zefyros – at the MetCentre of Norway. Zefyros serves as a most effective HUB for new floating wind turbines, subsea charging stations and other future energy platforms.

UNITECH is in the process of building a new combined technical school, technology center and a state of the art complete test center for new dynamic cable systems including both mechanical and electrical testing and qualification.

  • The UNITECH Power Cables Portfolio is based on years of studying the known failure mechanisms in the industry.
  • UNITECH Submarine Power Cables includes the world strongest and most fatigue resistant power cables in the world.
  • The product range cover 1-132 kV and up to 30 MW.

Umbilical / Flying Lead Engineering

The UNITECH team includes experienced cable makers and design experts. All design work for HFLs and umbilical is available in-house using Umbilicad software. We work closely with Ultra Deep™ Engineering on VIV analysis, Crushing analysis (FEM) and Installation analysis.

The UNITECH Stord facility includes comprehensive configuration and test facilities:

  • Materials Test Centre
  • Test pit for ROV simulation and submerged testing
  • Direct deep-water shipping access
  • Heavy duty lifting equipment
  • Installation equipment.

Single Source Solutions

UNITECH offers Single Source Solutions including configuration of flying leads with UNITECH MQC stab plates and connectors, and third party connectors. This has significant cost and project deployment advantages. For more information visit ‘Single Source Solutions’.