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Technip awarded Gullfaks field subsea contract from Statoil

Precise brings the latest industry news from Statoil as they award one of their major subsea contracts to Technip.

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Statoil has awarded a subsea contract to Technip for Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen (GRD) Marine Operations Pipelay and Subsea Installation project in Norway.

The project is an option to the Snøhvit CO2 solution project awarded in 2013.

The GRD project, which includes a subsea tie-back to a new Wye piece on an existing pipeline near the Gullfaks A platform, will be carried out by Technip’s operating centre in Oslo, Norway.

Under the contract, Technip will fabricate and install two sections of pipe-in-pipe with a 13% chrome stainless steel production flowline.

In addition to installing and tie-in three spools and an 8.5km umbilical apart, the company will deploy a 280t template and a 110t manifold.

The template will be installed in 2015 by vessels from the group fleet. Technip will weld the flowline at its Orkanger spoolbase in Norway.

The Apache II will carry out the installation in the first half of 2016 and the deployment of the related manifold, spools, umbilical and other subsea equipment will be performed by other vessels from Technip’s fleet.

Odd Strømsnes, Managing Director of Technip in Norway, stated: “We are very proud of this award, which builds on our unique track record in pipe-in-pipe.”

First gas is expected to be generated in the second half of 2016.