Technip-Coflixip Wins Norwegian Pipeline Contract

Technip-Coflexip has been awarded the Ringhorne Jurassic to Jotun and Balder gas disposition EPCI contract by Esso Norge AS. The fields are located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, by 120 to 130 meter water depth.

The scope of work includes procurement, fabrication and installation of 24 km x 12", 24 km x 8" and 33 km x 6" rigid flowlines, 10", 8" and 6" flexible risers and a 6" flexible jumper which will be manufactured at the Group's plant in Le Trait, France. The work also includes hook-up of spools using divers, Flex Connect (TM) diverless tie-in's, pre-survey, crossing preparation, trenching, rockdumping and commissioning.

The work will be performed in cooperation with Subsea 7 with a 50/50 work split. Technip-Coflexip vessels CSO Apache and Normand Pioneer will perform the installation works during summer 2003.

Carl Holmen, Managing Director of CSO Norge stated, "We are very pleased to be working again with Esso Norge, following our earlier successful works on the Ringhorne and the Balder Development Projects".