Bouygues Offshore Awarded Nigerian Maintenance Contract

Bouygues Offshore has been awarded a contract by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited for the maintenance of surface facilities in the Odidi node of that company's operations, located in the western Niger Delta area, Nigeria.

The contract, for a total amount of US $5 million, includes the maintenance of the central processing facility as well as four flowstations (Egwa-I, Egwa-II, Batan and Odidi-I) and their gas compression modules.

In 1998, Bouygues Offshore was awarded the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract for the new compression stations and the upgrade of the existing flowstations, as well as the construction of the central processing facility at Odidi-I. This contract also included the engineering and procurement of the pipeline network for the project. The contract completion and the commencement of gas export represented an important step toward fulfilling The Shell commitment to eliminate operational flaring from its facilities in Nigeria by 2008.