NORWAY’S Aker Solutions has won the contract to supply Petrobras with the first set of subsea trees, including control systems and related equipment, for the pioneering deepwater pre-salt Tupi field development in the Espirito Santo Basin, offshore Brazil. The contract covers nine vertical subsea trees rated for 2,500m (8,200ft) water depth; subsea control systems; two complete tool sets, plus related accessories and spare parts.
The complete scope of work will be managed, designed and engineered by Aker Solutions’ manufacturing facility in Curitiba, Brazil, with support from Aberdeen for the subsea control systems. Delivery of the first subsea tree is scheduled for the end of 2010.
On the North Sea front, the group as signed a frame agreement with Shell Norway and Shell UK for the supply of subsea umbilicals.
The contract is awarded for one year with an option to extend it an additional 12 months.
The award means that Aker Solutions will be the preferred supplier of steel tube umbilicals for projects in the North Sea that are managed by Shell’s Norwegian and UK operations.
Aker Solutions has held similar frame agreements with Shell UK since 2001.