Technip Secures GSA Subsea Contract (UK)

Technip Secures GSA Subsea Contract (UK)

France’s Technip was awarded by Ithaca Energy (UK) Ltd an EPIC subsea contract for the Greater Stella Area (GSA) development, located 280 kilometers East-Southeast of Aberdeen, Scotland at a water depth of approximately 90 meters.

Ithaca Energy (UK) Ltd is developing the GSA, centred on the Stella and Harrier fields as a stand-alone development utilizing its own floating production vessel.

The contract covers:

Detailed design and pipelay of a 33 kilometre 10” oil export and 63 kilometer 10” gas export pipeline to the production platform,

Various subsea works to the Stella main drill center and North drill center including;

Installation of manifolds, tee structures, flexible pipelay and spoolpiece components,

Installation of the mooring system to the production platform and design and installation of five-slot mid water arch.

Technip’s operating center in Aberdeen will execute the contract, which is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2013. Genesis, Technip’s consultancy subsea and offshore engineering company, will complete the detailed design workscope and flexible flowlines will be manufactured at Technip’s flexible pipe plant in Le Trait, France. Meanwhile, Technip’s Evanton Spoolbase, near Inverness, Scotland will fabricate the linepipe and DUCO, the Group’s umbilical manufacturer in Newcastle, England will provide the umbilicals. Vessels from the Technip fleet will be used for the offshore campaign, including the Skandi Arctic and the Wellservicer.Greater Stella Area

Bill Morrice, Managing Director of Technip in the UK said: “Ithaca Energy (UK) is a new client for Technip and we are delighted to have been awarded this significant contract to help them develop the GSA. The UK North Sea is still an exciting place to be, with opportunities in all areas including the Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) and West of Shetland markets. This particular award is evidence of the high level of activity around traditional developments and we look forward to supporting Ithaca Energy (UK) to bring the GSA hub onstream.”

Mike Travis, Greater Stella Area Asset Manager, commented:

“We are delighted to be working with Technip for the provision of an integrated subsea infrastructure design and installation service for the Greater Stella Area hub. Awarding a single contract to Technip for the major subsea activities means that we benefit from a cost effective solution as well as accessing the full resources and execution expertise of a leading contractor in the field of subsea engineering and construction. This award also closes out the contracting for the third key element of the Stella and Harrier development programme, given the contracts that were awarded last year for the provision of the Ensco drilling rig and the FPF-1 modification works being performed by Petrofac.”

Offshore Energy Today Staff, July 30, 2012

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