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    Subsea 7 and CRC-Evans announce partnership agreement

    Company News // August 6, 2010

    Subsea 7†has†announced that it has entered into an†agreement with CRC-Evans Pipeline International (CRC-Evans) that will lead to both companies providing a range of enhanced pipeline fabrication services to the global offshore subsea engineering and construction market.†

    CRC-Evans specialises†in the design and provision of offshore and onshore pipeline construction equipment, automatic welding technology, pipeline joint coating application and pipeline fabrication spoolbase management.

    The technology partnership agreement will result in CRC-Evans working with Subsea 7 across its global operations to provide a range of onshore and offshore pipeline technologies and support services to Subsea 7ís global customer base.†

    The agreement will commence immediately and will include the installation of CRC-Evansí advanced automatic welding, coating and testing technologies at Subsea 7 pipelines fabrication spoolbases in Angola, Brazil, Norway and in the UK.†

    CRC-Evans will work with Subsea 7 to manage the installation of the new technology and develop the appropriate procedures and skills.

    The agreement will also include CRC-Evans working with Subsea 7ís Houston based J-lay team to develop and enhance the J-lay and double jointing capability that Subsea 7 currently has on its flex-lay pipelay vessel, Seven Seas.†

    Both parties will also work together on specific market driven R&D projects to develop a range of new technologies that will help Subsea 7 provide its clients with the enhanced technical capability increasingly required to meet the demands of ultra-deepwater oil and gas fields in areas such as offshore Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico.

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