PARIS -- AKER Installation Floating Production has awarded Technip a $180 million installation contract for Phase 2 of the development of the MA D6 oil field. The field, operated by Reliance Industries Ltd., is located off the eastern coast of India in KG D6 block.
The contract includes engineering and project management, transportation, and installation of 18 km (11 mi) of flexible production and gas export risers and flowlines, fabricated by Technip's flexible pipe plant in Le Trait, France, under a separate contract.
The contract also covers transportation and installation of five umbilicals and a gas export manifold, construction, transport and installation of a 24-in. (61-cm) rigid spool.
Technip's operating centers in Paris, France, and Aberdeen, Scotland, will execute the contract with support from the group's center in Chennai, India. Offshore installation is scheduled for the first half of 2009 and will be carried out by Technip's pipelay and construction vesselConstructor.