Subsea engineering and construction firm Subsea 7 said today it had won an £118million contract to create pipelines for a North Sea project.
It will work on the so-called Sealine Package on the West Franklin Phase 2 development in the Central Graben area.
The contract, with Elf Exploration UK, part of Total, involves the design and manufacture of a complex 3.8 mile bundle of pipelines to connect the new Total operated West Franklin A and Elgin B platforms.
Engineering will be carried out by some of the 1,300-strong workforce based at Subsea 7’s site at Westhil, near Aberdeen, and fabrication at the firm’s Wick base in Caithness, supporting some 150 jobs there.
A 4.1 mile umbilical pipeline will be laid and trenched next to the bundle when it is installed.
Engineering and project management will start later this year, with offshore operations due to start in summer 2013.
Steph McNeill, Subsea 7 vice president, UK, said: “We are extremely pleased to be awarded this major award, which represents Subsea 7’s expertise in delivering pipeline bundle technology.
“The product allows efficiencies to be generated by neatly incorporating all the structures, valve work, pipelines and control systems necessary to operate a field in one single product, thus enabling us to effectively manage the challenges of the development, including significant temperatures.”