Shell selection shows we can compete in UK, says Rosetti Marino

Shell's Shearwater platform in the North Sea.
Jackdaw will be tied back to the Shearwater platform, pictured.

Italian engineering firm Rosetti Marino said today that its selection by Shell for an early phase design contest showed the firm was “competitive” in the UK.

Assisted by Genesis in London, Rosetti Marino will draw up all technical documents required in preparation for the subsequent engineering, procurement and construction stage for the Jackdaw project.

Ravenna-headquartered Rosetti Marino is competing against Norwegian firm Kvaerner, which announced its participation last month.

Shell intends to develop the high pressure, high temperature (HP-HT) Jackdaw field with the construction of an unmanned wellhead platform.

The field will be tied back to the Shearwater installation in the central North Sea.

Rosetti Marino expects to complete the front end engineering design study was already under way and would be completed at the end of this year.

It said the project would build on its experience of working with Total on the HP-HT West Franklin and Elgin B developments.

The company is also working on Premier Oil’s Tolmount project in the southern North Sea.

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