Technip awarded Telemark, Clipper Corridor field contracts

Bluewater Industries has awarded Technip two lumpsum contracts for the Telemark and Clipper Corridor field developments in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

PARIS -- Bluewater Industries has awarded Technip two lumpsum contracts for the Telemark and Clipper Corridor field developments in the Gulf of Mexico.

The contract for the Telemark field covers the design and manufacture of a 3-km (2-mi) high pressure flexible riser; engineering for the installation and welding of a 21-km (13-mi) oil and gas production flowline; installation of the flowline and associated riser with an option to install an umbilical; fabrication and installation of subsea structures and a jumper; and pre-commissioning.

The contract for Clipper Corridor, which is a tieback to theFront Runner platform, calls for design and manufacture of two 2.4-km (1.5-mi) high pressure flexible risers; engineering for the installation and welding of one pipe-in-pipe oil production flowline and one gas line, each approximately 25 km long (15.5 mi); installation of the flowlines, risers, and umbilical; fabrication and installation of four subsea structures and associated jumpers, flying leads; and pre-commissioning.

Technip's operating center in Houston, Texas, will execute the contracts. The risers will be fabricated in Le Trait, France and the flowlines will be welded at the group's spoolbase located in Mobile, Alabama.

Offshore installation is scheduled for late 2009/early 2010 for the Telemark project and for 2Q 2010 for the Clipper Corridor project, using the deepwater pipelay vesselDeep Blue. The Deep Pioneer will also participate in the Telemark project.

05/12/2009

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