Saipem awarded contract for the Kashagan fieldNews // February 9, 2015
Saipem, through its subsidiary ERSAI Caspian Contractor LLC, has been awarded an engineering and construction contract for the Kashagan field in the Kazakh waters of the Caspian Sea. The contract is valued at approximately US$1.8 billion.
The North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) has awarded Saipem a contract for the construction of two 95km pipelines, which will connect D island in the Caspian Sea to the Karabatan onshore plant in Kazakhstan.
The scope of work includes the engineering, the welding materials, the conversion and the preparation of vessels, dredging, installation, burial and pre-commissioning of the two pipelines. Some of the scope will be executed with specialized subcontractors.
The two pipelines, with a diameter of 28in, are made of carbon steel, internally clad with a corrosion resistant alloy layer, and will each have an offshore length of about 65km out of the total 95km. Construction will be completed by end of 2016.