Technip-NPCC Consortium Awarded Project In Abu Dhabi

October 2012, Vol. 239 No. 10

Technip, in a consortium with National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), was awarded by Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) a lump sum engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, commissioning and start-up contract for the Upper Zakum 750K project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The field is located in the Gulf, 84-km offshore Abu Dhabi. It is divided into four production artificial islands (Central, North, South, and West), with processing facilities at the central complex.

The scope of work covers: 240-km of subsea pipelines ranging from 6- to 42 inches; 128-km of subsea composite and fiber-optic cables; and almost 30,000 tons of offshore structures (jackets, riser platforms, flare towers and bridges), including approximately 3,000 tons of islands modules and bridges.

The contract also includes the complete initial production facilities for temporary wells hook up to serve initial production distributed amongst the North, South and Central islands.

Technip’s operating center in Abu Dhabi will execute the overall engineering and participate in procurement, on-island works, cable installation and initial production. The project is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2015.

In other news, Technip was awarded by Ithaca Energy (UK) Ltd an EPIC subsea contract for the Greater Stella Area development, located 280-km East-Southeast of Aberdeen, Scotland in approximately 90 meters of water.

The contract covers detailed design and pipelay of a 33-km 10-inch oil export and 63-km 10-inch gas export pipeline to the production platform; Various subsea works to the Stella main drill center and North drill center including; Installation of manifolds, tee structures, flexible pipelay and spoolpiece components; and Installation of the mooring system to the production platform and design and installation of five-slot mid water arch.

Technip’s operating center in Aberdeen will execute the contract, which is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2013.