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    CSO receives Letter of Intent for Fram Vest EPCI

    Projects and Operations // July 27, 2001
    Coflexip Stena Offshore says Coflexip Stena Offshore Norge AS, its Norwegian subsidiary, has received a letter of intent from Norsk Hydro for the Fram Vest EPCI contract, which is worth 80 million Euros (640 million NOK).

    The Fram Vest field is located approximately 20km North of the Troll C platform in the North Sea in approximately 1,180ft (360m) of water. Contract sanction is expected early August.

    The scope of work for the Fram Vest project comprises supply, fabrication and installation of flowlines and risers from the Troll C platform to two subsea templates located at 25km from the platform.

    CSO will design, procure, fabricate and install two 10in flexible risers(including Gammaflex(R) pressure layer), one multibore riser, one dynamicservice umbilical riser, each of 800m length, and two rigid flowlines of 12inand 13in diameter for a total length of 50km. The company will also install 25km of static service umbilical.

    The flexible risers will be manufactured at CSO's flexible manufacturingplant in Le Trait, France, while the CSO spoolbase at Orkanger, Norway, willperform the fabrication of the rigid flowlines.

    The offshore installation of the system will be undertaken summer 2003using the CSO Constructor for the flexible risers and umbilical, and the CSOApache reelship for the rigid flowlines.

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