Technip has been awarded a Norwegian subsea contract in the Gullfaks field by Statoil.
The French services company has signed the lumpsum contract for the Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen (GRD) Marine Operations Pipelay and Subsea Installation project.
Work carried out by Technip includes a subsea tie-back to a new Wye piece on an existing pipeline close to the Gullfaks A platform.
The GRD template will be located 190km north west of Bergen.
Odd Strømsnes, managing director of Technip in Norway, said: “We are very proud of this award, which builds on our unique track record in pipe-in-pipe.”
Technip’s operating centre in Oslo will carry out the project with a vessel from the group’s carrying out the installation next year.
The flowline will be welded at Technip’s spoolbase in Orkanger while the installation will be performed by the Apache II, in the first half of 2016.
Installation of the associated manifold, spools, umbilical and other subsea equipment will be performed by other vessels from Technip’s fleet.
First gas is planned for the second half of 2016.
Last week, Technip won a a contract from a consortium controlled by Petrobas Netherland BV for work in the Santos Basin pre-salt area.