ABERDEEN, UK – EnQuest has awarded Technip a large engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the Kraken development in the North Sea, 400 km (249 mi) northeast of Aberdeen, UK, and 130 km (81 mi) east of Shetland, at a water depth of 120 m (394 ft).
The contract covers various project management engineering and installation works, such as fabrication and pipelay of 50 km (31 mi) of rigid pipe, including 25 km (16 mi) of metallurgically clad pipe and 25 km (16 mi) of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) lined pipe; installation of three umbilicals totaling 14 km (9 mi); installation of 7 km (4 mi) of flexible risers and jumpers; template and manifold installation at three drill centers; diverless tie-ins to pipelines and manifolds; and pipeline flooding, hydro testing, and leak testing.
Technip’s operating center in Aberdeen will execute the contract. The Group’s spoolbase in Evanton, UK, will weld and load-out the rigid pipe and Technip Umbilicals, Technip’s wholly owned subsidiary in Newcastle, UK, will manufacture the umbilical. All construction work on the project will be undertaken via diverless construction methods.
A number of vessels from the Technip fleet will be used for the offshore campaign, including Technip’s large pipelay vesselDeep Energy.