Saipem wins 10 new construction contracts around the worldNews // June 16, 2006
Saipem has been awarded 10 new offshore construction contracts valued in excess of US$1 billion. The work will be carried out in Southeast Asia, the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and West Africa.
Saipem has won four new contracts in Southeast Asia worth US$480 million. The first contract, EPIC, is for the laying of a 126km pipeline off the coast of Taiwan on behalf of the Taiwanese National Oil Company. The second contract (EPIC) is for the laying of a 90km pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand on behalf of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT). The third contract (EPIC) is for the laying of a 50km pipeline in the area between Malaysia and Thailand on behalf of Trans Thai-Malaysia (TTM). The fourth contract is for the installation of three platforms and the laying of 36km of pipeline also in the area between Malaysia and Thailand on behalf of the Kencana HL. Semac 1, Castoro 8 and Castoro 10 will be the vessels carrying out the work, which will take place in 2007.
Saipem has been awarded four new contracts in the North Atlantic and another in the Gulf of Mexico worth a total of US$380 million.
The first contract (EPIC) signed with Total E&P UK is for the replacement of the existing 20km pipeline connecting the Dunbar and Alwyn platforms, located 150km northeast of Aberdeen in the North Sea. The work will be carried out by Castoro Sei in the third and the fourth quarter of 2007.
The second contract is for the laying of a 30km pipeline in the North Sea as part of the development of the Halfdan field on behalf of Maersk Oil OG Gas. The work will be carried out by vessel Castoro Sei in the third and the fourth quarter of 2007.
The third contract in the North Sea has been awarded by the oil company Nexen and is for the subsea development of the Ettrick field. Work will be carried out in the second and the third quarter of 2007. The fourth contract is on behalf of Total Norge E&P AS and is for the decommissioning of sealines associated with the central complex of the Frigg field, located 230km northwest of Stavanger, Norway.
Saipem was also awarded a contract by Devon Energy to decommission three platforms in the Gulf of Mexico which were damaged by the Hurricane Rita. Work will begin in August 2006 and will be carried out by vessel S355.
Eni has awarded Saipem the contract for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a platform and associated pipelines for the development of the Awa Paloukou field, located off the coast of the Republic of Congo. The platform will be constructed at the Intermare Sarda fabrication yard in Sardinia, and subsequently installed by vessel Saipem 3000 in the summer of 2007.