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FOGT Secures Connector Supply Contract In The U.S. Gulf Of Mexico

FOGT Secures Connector Supply Contract In The U.S. Gulf Of Mexico

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies (FOGT)) has been awarded a connector supply contract from McDermott and Shell to provide Optima® Vertical Landing System (OVLS) for the Whale project in the U.S Gulf of Mexico (GoM). 

The Optima® Vertical Landing System (OVLS) is used in many subsea operating systems for jumpers, flow lines and export lines. Typically used in deeper water, these systems allow for easy connection where height is less of an issue (e.g., no snagging of trawler nets). Common locations for these connections are on Xmas Trees, Manifolds, Gas-Lift Modules, PLEM’s & PLET’s and export line connections.

Chris Lee, FOGT Vice President, High Integrity Connectors, said: “We appreciate McDermott and Shell’s trust in our ability to deliver integrated products and processes that enable consistent and efficient work scopes. We are excited to continue to provide support for the Whale project and look forward to building upon our collaborative relationship with our valued client.”

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About Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies designs and manufactures innovative sealing solutions and differentiated products for the oil and gas industry. The company is focused on the exploration and production (upstream) segment. We serve a wide range of customers including oil and gas producing companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and engineering and service companies that provide technologies, equipment and services for producing oil and gas from land-based, offshore and subsea installations around the world. Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies has locations in Canada, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

About the Freudenberg Group

Freudenberg is a global technology group. Together with its partners, customers and research institutions, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies, products and services for more than 40 markets and for thousands of applications: seals, connectors, vibration control components, performance materials / textiles, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products and household and commercial cleaning products. Strength of innovation, strong customer orientation, diversity, and long-term orientation are the cornerstones of the Group. A 170-year-old family-owned company, the Freudenberg Group employs approximately 48,000 people in some 60 countries worldwide and generated revenues of more than $10 billion. For more information, please visit