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Technip wins subsea pipeline installation contract in Congo

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Technip SA has won a contract from Total E&P Congo for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation (EPSCI) and pre-commissioning for the Moho Nord development project in Congo, West Africa.

The project is located about 75km off the coast of the Republic of the Congo, at water depths ranging from 650m to 1,100m. It consists of two developments, the Moho Phase 1bis and Moho Nord, with first oils being respectively expected in 2015 and 2016.

The contract covers the project management, engineering, supply, fabrication and installation of 230km of rigid pipelines, 23km of flexible pipes, 50km of umbilicals, 50 subsea structures, as well as, various other structures and rigid jumpers. It also includes the installation of client-supplied manifolds and pumps, control system components and multiphase jumpers.

The Moho Nord development includes an oil export line to the Djeno onshore terminal. It will be tied back to a new floating production unit (FPU) and a new build tension-leg platform (TLP). The development will also be tied back to the shallow-water N'Kossa platform for gas exchange. The Moho Phase 1Bis development consists of tie-backs to the existing deepwater Alima FPU.

The offshore campaign will be spread over 2014, 2015 and 2016, with the primary installation vessels being the G1200 (Technip BV), a rigid pipe S-lay and heavy-lift construction vessel, and the Deep Pioneer (Technip UK), a multipurpose deepwater vessel.

Technip's operating centre in Paris, France will carry out the overall project management and engineering for the subsea project. The flexible pipes will be fabricated at Flexi France, Technip's manufacturing plant in Le Trait, France and the umbilicals will be fabricated at the group's new manufacturing unit in Newcastle, UK.

As part of the project, Technip will engage with Pointe-Noire-based contractors to fabricate various steel structures in Congo.

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