Subsea 7 mentioned that they’ve been awarded an $800 million subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) contract from Total E&P Norge AS for the event of the Martin Linge fuel subject, situated 180 km west of Bergen within the North Sea.
“This venture is the most important SURF contract ever awarded on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and as such represents a step change for our sector in Norway,” says Stuart Fitzgerald, Vice President of Subsea 7 Norway.
The contract contains engineering, procurement, development and set up (EPIC) of the whole Subsea amenities on the sphere, together with: a 160 km energy cable from the Martin Linge platform to Kollsnes; a 70 km export pipeline and related valve buildings, umbilical and spools for the fuel export system; a 55 km fibre optic cable; and a three km pipeline and riser system from the Martin Linge platform to the floating storage unit. The contract additionally contains transport and set up of the mooring system for the floating storage unit.
As a part of the contract, Subsea 7 will deploy quite a lot of pipelay, development, diving, ploughing, trenching, and survey vessels, together with the lately delivered Seven Borealis, which is able to set up the fuel export pipeline.
Engineering and venture administration will begin instantly at Subsea 7’s Stavanger workplace, with offshore operations anticipated to start within the spring of 2014. The length of the contract is estimated at 4 years.
Seven Borealis is a monohull pipelay/heavy elevate vessel geared up for each S-lay and J-lay in all water depths and set up of the heaviest subsea manufacturing buildings in ultra-deep and deepwater tasks on the earth’s harshest environments. The revolving mast crane is able to lifting 5,000 t (at 40 m) over the strict.
(Source: Subsea 7/Ulstein)
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