Technip has been awarded by BP two significant contracts, with a combined total value in the region of £100 million (€120 million).
The first award, a three year diving repair & maintenance (R&M) frame agreement contract with two further one year options, covers all diving and R&M activities for BP's platforms, subsea fields and pipelines within the UK North Sea area. This award is effective immediately and represents the retention of a contract which Technip has held for the last five years. Technip's operating center in Aberdeen, Scotland will execute the contract, using diving support vessels from the company's suite of marine assets, including Alliance, Wellservicer, Orelia, Skandi Achiever and Skandi Arctic.
The second award is a major engineering and installation contract for the development of the Devenick field, located 234 kilometers north east of Aberdeen. It covers project management, engineering, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the 33.5 kilometer pipe-in-pipe production pipeline, with 16" carrier pipeline, 3" piggyback methanol line and infield pipelines, comprising various flowlines and umbilicals. Technip's Aberdeen operating center will also execute this contract, which is scheduled to be completed in 2011. Vessels from the Technip fleet will be used for the offshore installation campaign, including the new pipelay vessel, Apache II, Orelia, Skandi Arctic and anchor handling tug supply vessel, Normand Mariner.