Lorelay to install Breagh export line

RWE Dea UK has contracted Allseas for pipelay activities for the Breagh gas development in the UK southern North Sea.

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HAMBURG, Germany -- RWE Dea UK has contracted Allseas for pipelay activities for the Breagh gas development in the UK southern North Sea.

Allseas will provide engineering, installation, and pre-commissioning of the offshore export pipeline to the UK mainland and an associated fiber-optic cable.

The contract scope includes detailed design engineering for the 100-km (62-mi), 20-in. (51-cm) export line, a 3-in. (7.6 cm) monoethylene glycol line, and the fiber-optic cable from the Breagh A platform location to a beach valve station on Coatham Sands in Teesside, northeast England.

Allseas’ Lorelay vessel will lay the main section of the pipeline with the Tog Mor handling the nearshore section.

The Carboniferous Breagh A field is in block 42/13, in 62 m (203 ft) water depth. Gas will be exported to the Teesside Gas Processing Plant. The contract for construction of the 10-km (6.2-mi) long onshore section of pipeline should be awarded before end-2010.

RWE Dea has a 70% operated interest in Breagh, the remainder held by Sterling Resources (UK). The company claims resources at Breagh and surrounding fields make this one of the largest gas discoveries left to be developed in the UK southern sector.

11/29/2010

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