Technip Wins Umbilical Contract in North Sea

Technip's wholly-owned subsidiary Duco has been awarded by BP Exploration Operating Company a contract, worth approximately €14 million, for the Andrew field development. This field is located 230 kilometers north east of Aberdeen, in the United Kingdom North Sea, at a water depth of 100-120 meters.

The contract covers engineering, project management services and fabrication of a 215-meter static riser umbilical and a 29-kilometer static seabed umbilical. The umbilicals include over 600 kilometers of thermoplastic hoses and over 160 kilometers of electrical cables. In addition, the riser umbilical includes optical fiber cables.

The umbilical systems and thermoplastic hoses will be manufactured by Duco in its facility in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The project is scheduled for delivery in 2011.

The award follows Duco's proven track record in the supply of umbilical systems to BP worldwide and recently with the delivery of umbilicals for BP's Skarv development in Norway.

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