The contract comprises:
--the supply of equipment required for the installation,
--the loading of the topsides, weighing approximately 13,000 tons, onto a transport vessel,
--the transport of the topsides from South Korea to Nigeria, and
--the installation of the topsides using Technip's proprietary Unideck floatover method.
Engineering of transport and installation will be executed by Technip, notably by the Group's operations and engineering center in Lagos, Nigeria.
Offshore operations are scheduled for 2010.
Technip's Unideck floatover is the company's proprietary method of installing an integrated production deck (topsides) onto a fixed structure which permits installation in difficult sea conditions (long period swells) using a system of jacks to lower the topsides rapidly into place.
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