LEIDEN -- BP has awarded Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) the URF-1 risers and production flowlines contract for the first project, PSVM (Plutao, Saturno, Venus, and Marte fields), in the BP Angolan program.
The $1 billion contract covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and the testing of pipe-in-pipe production flowlines, service flow lines as well as vertical riser systems.
According to Heerema, pre-sanction engineering has started. The offshore installation work is expected from mid-2010 onwards and will be performed by the deepwater construction vesselBalder. The welding technology will be supported by Pipeline Technique in Scotland.