Subsea 7 Clinches EPIC Contract for BP in North Sea



Subsea 7 received an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract by BP for the Andrew Area development project in the UK sector of the North Sea. The scope of work is to engineer, procure, fabricate, install and commission a 17-mile (28-kilometer) pipeline bundle system consisting of production, gas lift and methanol pipelines. Also included in the contract is the installation of a 17-mile (28-kilometer) electro-hydraulic control umbilical, tie-ins of integrated subsea towhead structures, field-testing and pre-commissioning work. The pipeline bundle system will tie-back the Arundel and Kinnoull developments to the Andrew platform. The engineering phase of the contract commenced, and the offshore phase will start in early 2011. The Andrew development is located 143 miles (230 kilometers) northeast of Aberdeen in Blocks 16/27a and 16/28 in the Central North Sea.

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