Marathon has awarded Technip Offshore Norge a €130-million EPIC contract for the subsea system for the Alvheim field development in the Norwegian North Sea. The contract covers design and supply of all line pipes, flexibles, umbilicals, riser bases, and manifolds, with installation scheduled for summer 2006.
The flowlines will be fabricated at one of Technip's welding bases in northern Europe (Evanton or Orkanger). Flexible risers and umbilicals will be manufactured at Le Trait and Newcastle in France and the UK respectively.
TheApache will handle pipe laying, the Deep Pioneer will install subsea structures, and the Wellservicer will perform spool installations and tie-ins.