ABERDEEN, UK -- Total E&P Nederland has awarded Subsea 7 a $26-million engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning (EPIC) contract for the flowlines and subsea works on the K5CU development project in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
The Subsea 7 work scope is to engineer, procure, install, and commission 15 km (9.3 mi) of 10-in. (25-cm) gas and 3-in. (7.6-cm) di-ethylene glycol (DEG) pipeline connecting the new un-manned K5CU satellite platform with the existing K5A riser platform. In addition, Subsea 7 will install a caisson riser system at the K5A platform and complete pre-commissioning activities topside to topside from K5CU to K5A.
Work will begin with engineering in the second quarter, followed by fabrication of the rigid pipelines at Subsea 7's North Sea Spoolbase at Vigra, Norway. Offshore installation is scheduled for the summer of 2010 using Subsea 7 in-house pipelay and construction vessels.