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    Two awards for Subsea 7

    News // January 31, 2003
    Subsea 7 has been awarded two major UK contracts by BP Exploration Operating Company Limited with a combined value of over $45 million. It is expected that 300-400 jobs will be directly assigned to these projects.

    The first is to install 35km of 6in coated rigid pipeline in the Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) located 130-145 miles east of Aberdeen in water depths of 85-90m. The subsea tie-back to the central processing facility is part of the Machar ArtificialGas Lift development.

    It is envisaged that the contract will utilise Subsea 7's reeled pipelay vessel, Skandi Navica, and diving support vessel, Pelican, during the programme which includes pre and post lay surveys, pre-installation, trenching/ploughing, pipeline and manifoldinstallation, tie-ins, mattressing and system leak testing.

    The installation phase is scheduled for 2nd quarter 2003 with the programme of work due to be completed by end of 3rd quarter 2003.

    The second contract is for the provision of Diverless Construction and Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) services for BP's West of Shetland operations.

    The scope of work will include manifold/subsea structure installation, jumper installation, diverless tie-ins and IRM activity including controls work in BP's Schiehallion and Foinaven fields in water depths of between 375 and 550m. The contract is likely to utilise MSV Subsea Viking and MSV Nordica commencing 2nd quarter 2003.

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