Technip awarded umbilical contract in the UK North SeaNews // July 21, 2010
Technip has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Duco Ltd has been awarded a €14 million contract by BP Exploration for the Andrew field development. The field is located 230km north east of Aberdeen, in the UK sector of the North Sea, in a water depth of 100-120m.
The contract covers engineering, project management services and fabrication of a 215m static riser umbilical and a 29km static seabed umbilical. The umbilicals include over 600km of thermoplastic hoses and over 160km of electrical cables. In addition, the riser umbilical includes optical fibre cables.
The umbilical systems and thermoplastic hoses will be manufactured by Duco in its facility in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The project is scheduled for delivery in 2011.
The award follows Duco’s proven track record in the supply of umbilical systems to BP worldwide and recently with the delivery of umbilicals for BP’s Skarv development in Norway.