UK: EPC Hires Penspen for Subsea Structures Design for Ithaca’s GSA
EPC has contracted the Offshore business stream of the Penspen group, Andrew Palmer and Associates to provide Detailed Design services in support of Ithaca Energy’s Greater Stella Area (GSA) Development. The contract follows on from Penspen’s recent work for EPC Offshore on the Front End Engineering design (FEED) for the GSA Development.
Under the terms of the agreement, Penspen will provide detailed design services for the Phase 1 subsea structures and associated tie-in infrastructure, consisting of the Stella Man Drill Centre manifold, Northern Drill centre manifold, Export Riser base, Oil and Gas Export Tee assemblies.
The Stella is located in the Central North Sea within the UKCS Block 30/6a, 280 kilometres east-southeast of Aberdeen in a water depth of approximately 85 metres. Ihaca Energy has contracted EPC Offshore to provide project management of the subsea and pipelines elements of the development last year and they in turn, contracted Penspen.
Subsea World News Staff, May 18, 2012; Image: Ithaca