The contract includes the design, engineering, procurement, installation, construction and pre-commissioning of:
--rigid spools --flexible flowlines and risers (approximately 18 km) --production umbilicals (approximately 14 km) --riser holdback anchors --installation and tie-in of high voltage electrical jumpers.
Project execution will be supported by TS7AP, the joint venture company composed of Technip and Subsea 7 for subsea offshore operations in the Asia Pacific region. The project will be based in Perth (Australia). The flexible flowlines will be supplied by Flexi France, one of the group's flexible pipe plants, located in Le Trait, France. The umbilicals will be supplied by Duco, Technip's subsidiary based in Newcastle, UK.
The Venturer, a vessel from Technip's fleet, will support the offshore operations, which are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2007.
A flexible flowline is a flexible pipe, laid on the seabed, which allows the transportation of oil/gas production or injection of fluids. It is generally an infield line, linking underwater structures to each other or to a fixed or floating production facility. Its length can vary from a few hundred meters to several kilometers.
A flexible riser is a flexible pipe used to transfer produced fluids from the seabed to surface facilities, and transfer injection or control fluids from the surface facilities to the seabed.
An umbilical is an assembly of hydraulic hoses which can also include electrical cables or optic fibers, used to control subsea structures or remotely operated vehicles (ROV) from a platform or a vessel.
With a workforce of more than 21,000 people, Technip is a major provider of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering, construction and services. Headquartered in Paris, the group's main operations and engineering centers and business units are located in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the USA, Brazil, Abu-Dhabi, China, India, Malaysia and Australia. In support of its activities, the group manufactures flexible pipes and umbilicals, and builds offshore platforms in its manufacturing plants and fabrication yards in France, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Finland and Angola, and has a fleet of specialized vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction.
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