Technip secures contract for Sunrise 2000 offshore BrazilProjects and Operations // March 23, 2007
Technip has been awarded a contract worth approximately US$200 million for the four-year charter of its flexible pipe laying vessel Sunrise 2000 by Petrobras.
Sunrise 2000 is a dynamically positioned vessel designed to install flexible flowlines and umbilicals in water depths down to 2,000m.
The vessel is able to simultaneously lay three lines, either flowlines or umbilicals, and for that purpose has built-in carousels providing the vessel with a cargo capacity of 3,775 tons, and is equipped with Technip’s patented vertical lay system (VLS). This allows the installation of flexible pipes up to a maximum dynamic load of 270 tons.
Sunrise 2000, which has been under long term contract with Petrobras since 1995, successfully installed subsea pipes for the development of the Roncador, Albacora Leste, Marlim and Marlim Sul fields, among others.