Saipem to lay Balearic gas lines

Enagas has contracted a joint venture of Saipem and Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas for gas line installations in the Mediterranean Sea.

Offshore staff

MADRID, Spain --Enagas has contracted a joint venture of Saipem and Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas for gas line installations in the Mediterranean Sea.

The project involves installing two stretches of pipeline during 2008-09. The first, around 123 km (76.5 mi) long, will extend from Playa Devesa on the east Spanish mainland to a landfall in the island of Ibiza, at Punta de Cala Gracio, in water depths to 1,000 m (3,280 ft).

The second sea line, connecting Ibiza to another landfall in Mallorca at San Juan de Dios, will be around 146 km (91 mi) long, in water depths to 800 m (2,624 ft). Saipem's scope includes project management and engineering, offshore surveying, transport and installation, trenching and back-filling, and pre-commissioning. The main vessel involved will be theCastoro Sei.

09/24/2007

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