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Technip, Samsung Heavy Consortium Bags $1.25B Martin Linge Project

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Technip, leader in a consortium with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), was awarded by Total E&P Norge, a contract for the Martin Linge development project located west of Bergen, Norway. The total contract is worth approximately $1.25 billion, with a Technip share of around $780 million.

This contract covers the engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, hook-up and commissioning of the topsides of a fixed production platform. The topsides will compose of utility, process and flare modules, as well as a living quarter with 95 single-bed cabins. The topsides, with an estimated operating weight of 25,000 tons, will be installed on an eight legged jacket.

Technip's operating center in Paris, France will execute the contract, with the support of the Chennai, India and Oslo, Norway centers. SHI will be in charge of the construction of the process, utility and flare modules and transportation from South Korea. The living quarters will be fabricated in Europe. The topsides are scheduled to be in operation by the end of 2016.

Philippe Barril, Technip EVP and COO Onshore/Offshore, stated: "Technip is proud of the confidence shown by Total E&P Norge and its partners. This strategic contract is the third offshore project awarded to the Group in the North Sea this year. It confirms the return of Technip on this market, as an engineering, procurement and construction leader on large and complex projects. This is also the continuation of a long and successful relationship with our partner SHI."

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