Technip of France has won a subsea contract for Phase 2 of Total’s Girassol Resources Initiatives (GirRI) project in Angola’s deep waters.
The operator’s subsidiary Total E&P Angola awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPIC) contract to Technip for the second phase of the development project. The field lies 210 km offshore at a water depth of 1,300 m (4,265 ft).
The contract covers the project management, engineering, fabrication and installation of: 21 km of umbilicals, 13 km of interconnecting power cable between the Dalia and Girassol field FPSOs (both delivered by Technip), the recovery and disposal of four rigid spools, and the installation of eight new flexible spools.
Technip’s subsidiary Technip Angola Engenharia will share responsibility for the overall project management and engineering of this subsea project with Technip UK. Various steel structures will be fabricated by the Angoflex spoolbase in Dande, Angola. The flexible spools will be fabricated at the contractor’s manufacturing plant in Le Trait, France.
The offshore campaign is scheduled for the end of 2014, with the main installation vessel coming from Technip’s fleet. The company also successfully completed the first phase of the GirRI project earlier this year.