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    Burullus awards contract for Simian/Sienna subsea work

    News // July 4, 2003
    Technip-Coflexip has been awarded an EPIC contract worth about US $300 million by Burullus Gas Company for the subsea development of the Simian/Sienna gas fields offshore Egypt. Burullus Gas Company is a joint venture company amongst the Egyptian NaturalGas Holding Company EGAS, British Gas Egypt and Edison.

    The project, which does not require any third party financing, has already become effective and the work is scheduled to be completed in March 2005.

    The scope of work mainly includes six subsea Christmas trees, two manifolds (M1 & M2), an electro-hydraulic multiplex control system, and a methanol injection unit supported by a dedicated offshore controls platform which will be supplied by a combined power and communication umbilical from the onshore facility. It also includes two main umbilicals, a 4in glycol injection pipeline, a 20in infield pipeline between M1 and M2 and a 26in export pipeline from manifold M1 to be connected into the nearby Scarab/Saffron fields. The contract also provides an option exercisable by Burullus Gas Company for additional subsea facilities for Sapphire field development.

    The Simian field which includes two Sienna tie-backs is located 114km offshore Idku, in water depths ranging from 677-993m. It is expected to produce 665 million SCFD of gas to be used as feedstock for the first train of the LNG plant under constructionat Idku, near Alexandria.

    Under the terms of this contract, Technip-Coflexip will provide the design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, testing and commissioning of the Simian/Sienna subsea facilities. The project will be carried out by Technip-Coflexip's engineering center in Aberdeen supported by the Group's affiliate Genesis. The umbilicals will be fabricated by DUCO, the Group's subsidiary based in Newcastle. Several construction vessels of the Technip-Coflexip's fleet will be involved. Egyptian national subcontractors will perform the design, fabrication and installation of the platform.

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