UK-based subsea engineering vessel owner Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Norwegian offshore energy company Equinor
The contract is for installation and diving operations on the Europipe II, Heimdal and Statfjord fields, located in the Danish and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea. Subsea 7 said the sizeable contract is valued at between US$50M and US$150M.
The contract comprises engineering, procurement, construction and installation of pipeline end manifolds, bypass and tie-in spools for the Europipe II gas pipeline, Oseberg Gas Transport and Statpipe pipelines, operated by Gassco AS. Equinor is the the technical service provider for and on behalf of Gassco AS for Europipe II and Heimdal Subsea Bypass.
Project management and engineering, including front end engineering is being handled out of Subsea 7’s office in Stavanger, Norway. Offshore installation campaigns are scheduled for 2020, 2021 and 2022 using a Subsea 7 diving vessel and heavy and light construction vessels.
Subsea 7 vice president Norway Monica Bjørkmann said, “This award builds on our established and strong relationship with Equinor, and recognises our substantial experience of delivering our installation and diving capabilities safely, efficiently and reliably”.
This is the second contact award Subsea 7 has won from Equinor in as many months. Last month, Subsea 7 won a substantial contract from Equinor for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project, located in the North Sea 160 km west of Stavanger, Norway. A ‘substantial’ contract is valued at between US$150M and US$300M, according to Subsea 7.
The contract for Subsea 7 comprises project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of approximately 100 km of rigid pipelines, including 40 km of pipe-in-pipe flowlines, 27 km of water injection and 37 km of gas injection pipelines. The marine operations scope includes installing 23 km of umbilicals, tie-in spools and precommissioning.
Fabrication will take place at Subsea 7’s spool base at Vigra, Norway and offshore operations will be carried out in 2021 using a number of vessels, including a diving vessel and a reel-lay vessel specially designed to deliver flowline technologies that address long-distance and more complex tie-back developments.