The Baleine oil and gas field will be the country’s deepest-water development to date, in 1,200 m water. Saipem drillships drilled the discovery wells.
One of the contracts covers EPCI of the SURF facilities and an onshore gas pipeline for the connection to the distribution grid.
The second contract, on an EPCCC basis, involves refurbishment of the FPSO Firenze, followed by 10 years of operations and maintenance services for the vessel.
Saipem sold Firenze, which operated on the Aquila Field in the Adriatic Sea offshore southern Italy, to Eni in 2013.