Technip (Paris:TEC) (ISIN:FR0000131708) was awarded by Total E&P Angola
an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPIC)
contract for the second phase of the Girassol Resources Initiatives
(GirRI) development project. The field is located 210 kilometers
offshore Angola, at a water depth of 1,300 meters.
The contract covers the project management, engineering, fabrication and
21 kilometers of umbilicals(1),
13 kilometers of interconnecting power cable between the Dalia and the
Girassol floating production storage and offloading units (FPSO), both
delivered by Technip,
the recovery and disposal of four rigid spools(2),
the installation of eight new flexible spools.
Technip Angola Engenharia(3) will share responsibility for
the overall project management and engineering of this subsea project
with Technip UK. Various steel structures will be fabricated by the
Angoflex(3) spoolbase in Dande, Angola. The flexible spools
will be fabricated at Technip’s manufacturing plant in Le Trait, France.
The offshore campaign is scheduled for the end of 2014, with the main
installation vessel being from Technip's fleet.
After the successful completion of the first phase of the GirRI
development project in 2012, Technip is proud to have been awarded the
second phase of this project by Total E&P Angola and its partners.
Jean-Marc Aubry, Senior Vice President of Technip Region A(4)
declared: "This contract is a significant milestone as it
demonstrates Technip’s capabilities to execute a subsea project from
Luanda, Angola. It is thus completely in line with Technip and its
partners’ objectives to maximize the Angolan national content.”
(1) Umbilical: an assembly of steel tubes and/or hydraulic
hoses which can also include electrical cables or optic fibres used to
control subsea structures from a platform or a vessel.
(2) Spool: short length pipe connecting a subsea pipeline and
a riser, or a pipe and a subsea structure.
(3) Angoflex and Technip Angola Engenharia are joint ventures
between Technip and Sonangol.
(4) Technip Region A is composed of Western Europe, Africa,
India and Pakistan.
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