Technip to Develop Gas Field Off Libya

  • Operations & Maintenance

Technip has been awarded a “major” contract to develop the Bahr Essalam Phase II development in the Central Mediterranean Sea.

For Technip, a “major” subsea contract is ranging from €500 million to €1 billion, the company noted.

This natural gas field development, which is operated by Mellitah Oil & Gas Libyan Branch, a consortium between National Oil Corporation and Eni North Africa, will be tied back to the Sabratha platform, which is situated approximately 110 km off the Libyan coast in a water depth of approximately 190 m.

Technip’s scope of work includes the overall design, detailed engineering and delivery of the project management, as well as procurement, installation, tie-ins, pre-commissioning and commissioning.

This will be associated with the provision of a gas gathering system, comprised of production pipelines, subsea isolation valve (SSIV), umbilicals, as well as diving and installation campaigns. It will also include modifications to the Sabratha platform regarding the topsides. All offshore mobilizations will be undertaken from Malta, the company informed.

Offshore installation is scheduled for the second half of 2017 through to the second half of 2018. A range of vessels from Tecchnip’s fleet will be involved, including Deep Energy pipelay vessel, Deep Arctic diving support vessel, and G1200 S-lay vessel.

Thierry Pilenko, chairman and CEO, said: “We are proud of this contract award, which is a strong recognition of Technip’s broad capabilities across a variety of areas. It is also testament to our team’s ability to adapt to the challenging market environment, and to provide solutions that still enable field developments. We very much look forward to working with Mellitah to safely and successfully deliver this large project, by leveraging our strong know-how and experience in high-quality product manufacturing and subsea installation.”

In addition, Technip confirmed the renewal of the charter for its Skandi Vitoria vessel in Brazil and the expansion of its contracted work outside backlog also through a “large” contract.

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