Aker awarded Tupi field subsea contract

Petrobras has awarded Aker Solutions a $66 million contract to supply the first set of subsea trees, including control systems and related equipment for the Tupi field development in the Brazilian pre-salt layer.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- Petrobras has awarded Aker Solutions a $66 million contract to supply the first set of subsea trees, including control systems and related equipment for the Tupi field development in the Brazilian pre-salt layer.

The company's scope of work includes nine vertical subsea trees for 2,500 m (8,202 ft) water depth, subsea control systems, two complete tool sets plus related accessories, and spare parts.

The complete scope of work will be managed, designed, and engineered by Aker Solutions' manufacturing facility in Curitiba, Brazil, with support from Aberdeen, UK, for the subsea control systems. Delivery of the first subsea tree is scheduled for the end of 2010.

12/18/2008

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