Subsea 7 Lands Contract for K5CU Devt Services in Dutch North Sea

Subsea 7 Ltd. was awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract by Total E&P Nederland B.V. for the flowlines and subsea works on the K5CU Development Project in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The contract is valued in excess of $26 million.

The Subsea 7 work scope is to engineer, procure, install and commission 15km of 10" gas and 3" di-ethylene glycol (DEG) pipeline - connecting the new un-manned K5CU satellite platform with the existing K5A riser platform. In addition, Subsea 7 will install a caisson* riser system at the K5A platform and complete pre-commissioning activities topside to topside from K5CU to K5A.

Work will commence with engineering in Q2 2009, followed by fabrication of the rigid pipelines at Subsea 7's North Sea Spoolbase at Vigra, Norway, concluding with offshore installation during the summer of 2010 using Subsea 7 in-house pipelay and construction vessels.

Subsea 7's Vice President for the UK Region, Robin Davies, commented, "We are delighted that Total has once again chosen Subsea 7 to perform a North Sea field development project for them. It supports our vision of becoming the Subsea Partner of Choice in our industry and we very much look forward to bringing K5CU on-stream in a safe and timely manner."

The K5CU field is located in the K5-B area of the Dutch Sector of the North Sea.