Offshore Drilling and Production

The offshore drilling and production market requires high performance specialty wire and cable for utmost safety, productivity and resistance to harsh environmental conditions. From floating production storage and offloading platforms to jack-up rigs, mobile offshore drilling units and land-based drilling rigs, General Cable is uniquely positioned worldwide with an offering of the industry's most comprehensive line of advanced IEEE, IEC and Communications offshore and marine shipboard cables.

The development of unique compounds, designed and tested to meet specific needs and stringent specifications, differentiates General Cable from all others. Every product is engineered with the reliability and operational excellence to power the drilling, exploration, and production of natural resources in the most demanding oil and gas environments around the world.


IEEE Specification

General Cable’s extensive range of products lead with one-of-a-kind solutions like IEEE 1580 Type P mud oil resistant, flexible signal, control and low-voltage cables for oil & gas drilling platforms, ships and FPSOs, as well as land-based drilling rig installations.

Standard Compliances:


NEK 606 for mud oil resistance

CSA C22.2 No. 245 Type X110

UL 1309 Type X110

IEEE 1580 Type P

UL Listed 100°C Marine Shipboard Cable

IEC 60092-3

Industry Approvals:

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LR)

Canadian Standards Association International (CSA)

Transport Canada Marine Safety

Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)

Intertek Testing Services (ETL)

United States Coast Guard (USCG)


IEC Specification

To support the ongoing expansion of global demand, General Cable offers a full line of IEC specified products while continuing to develop innovative solutions for our evolving world. General Cable's global presence includes products like the IEC 60092-350 series of instrumentation, low-voltage and medium-voltage cables with NEK 606 low smoke and mud oil resistant capabilities, as well as IEC 60331 circuit integrity constructions.


IEC 60092-351

NEK 606:2004

IEC 61034

IEC 60092-353

IEC 60754-1

IEC 60332-1

IEC 60092-359

IEC 60754-2

IEC 60332-3-22



General Cable offers a full line of offshore and marine shipboard low-smoke, zero-halogen copper and fiber optic communications cables. From standard RS serial data and popular fieldbus solutions to advanced copper and fiber data communications cables, General Cable has the communications cables you need for your regional and global offshore and marine shipboard applications.

Application-Specific Cable Assemblies

General Cable specializes in engineering distinctive high-end, precision breakout-type cable assemblies utilizing vertically integrated in-house capabilities. From application-specific cable design, engineering and manufacturing, to custom-engineered cable assemblies with fully documented and traceable test procedures in accordance with customer specifications, General Cable offers quantifiable quality cabling solutions.


Quality Assurance Guaranteed

Through an ongoing quality assurance initiative, General Cable ensures the quality of product design, manufacture, installation and expected service life, as well as environmentally sound products, processes and policies. Continuous research and development combined with process control, quality audits and prolonged stringent testing provide an ever-growing range of specialty materials and designs that meet offshore and marine shipboard industry approvals and standards.

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