Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) awarded Technip and Subsea 7 an engineering, procurement, installation, and construction contract worth around $500 million. The contract includes the design, manufacture, and installation of flexible risers and flowlines and the installation of umbilicals and jumpers for the tieback of approximately 30 production and injection wells to the P-52 platform. The project is located in 2,000 m water depth in the Roncador field in the Campos basin.
Technip's engineering center in Rio de Janeiro will design the risers and associated subsea flowlines, which will be manufactured at the group's flexible pipe plant in Vitoria in the state of Espirito Santo (Brazil). The Group will upgrade its manufacturing facility to accommodate the work scope. Technip will supply 221 km in length of 4-in. to 9-in.diameter flexible lines.
Subsea 7, based in Niteroi in the state of Rio de Janeiro, will carry out the installation, pull-in and hook-up of the risers, flowlines, and ancillary equipment to the P-52 platform, as well as an additional 83 km of jumpers and 163 km of umbilicals free-issued by the client. Offshore works will start in late 2006 using the subsea installation vesselKommander 3000.