Proserv Clinches Cygnus Field Deal (UK)
Proserv, a provider of production technology services, has secured a £1.2million (approximately $2 million) contract to supply topside control equipment for the £1.4 billion ($2.18 billion) Cygnus offshore project.
The award comes from AMEC, a company responsible for a detailed design of the Cygnus gas field development, the UK North Sea’s largest gas discovery in the last 25 years.
The agreement will see Proserv supply the design, engineering and build of wellhead control panels and accompanying topside umbilical termination units for the Alpha and Bravo platforms.
Six of the 10 development wells for both platforms will be controlled by the initial panel design and includes the commissioning of spares and specialist tools.
Proserv’s team of controls experts based at the company’s dedicated engineering and manufacturing facility in Great Yarmouth will play a key role in carrying out the work.
The production platform will use an umbilical to provide fibre optic communication and utilities to the Bravo wellhead platform and Proserv will also supply the topside termination panels for the utilities. The subsea export pipeline has a subsea isolation valve (SSIV) fitted, which is controlled from the production platform, with Proserv providing the topside umbilical termination unit.
Design and engineering work is currently underway, with equipment due for delivery in 2013/14.
David Lamont, Proserv’s chief executive officer, said: “The award of this contract is further evidence of the great reputation the team in Great Yarmouth and indeed Proserv has built, and continues to build with our customers globally.
In August 2012, GDF SUEZ as operator with partners Centrica and Bayerngas announced sanctioning of the Cygnus project to develop the sixth largest gas field in the UK Southern North Sea. GDF SUEZ (38.75%) will operate the field with partners Centrica (48.75%) and Bayerngas (12.5%).
November 8, 2012