Technip's engineering center in Rio de Janeiro will design the risers and associated subsea flowlines, which will be manufactured at the Group's flexible pipe plant located in Vitoria in the state of Espirito Santo (Brazil). The Group will upgrade its manufacturing facility to accommodate the workscope. Technip will supply 221 km in length of 4" to 9" diameter flexible lines.
Subsea 7, based in Niteroi in the state of Rio de Janeiro, will carry out the installation, pull-in and hook-up of the risers, flowlines and ancillary equipment to the P-52 platform, as well as an additional 83 km of jumpers and 163 km of umbilicals free-issued by the client. Offshore works will commence in late 2006 using the subsea installation vessel Kommander 3000.
Frédéric Delormel, President of Technip in Brazil, stated, "The bid process for this landmark project included extensive screening of potential concepts. It is particularly rewarding therefore that flexible technology developed in partnership with Petrobras has once again demonstrated its superior benefits for ultra deepwater applications. We are especially proud that our solution, offered in partnership with Subsea 7, provides the winning combination of competitive price and highest Brazilian content."
Victor Bomfim, Vice President of Subsea 7 Brazil, stated, "We are delighted that Subsea 7 is involved in the largest and most prestigious subsea installation so far awarded in Brazil, and we welcome the opportunity to renew the partnership we have with Technip in other parts of the world. This contract reflects the commitment both companies have to Brazil"
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