Technip awarded Moho Nord subsea project offshore Congo
BY MELANIE CRUTHIRDS, News Editor
PARIS -- Technip was awarded by Total E&P Congo a lump-sum contract for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation (EPSCI) and pre-commissioning for the Moho Nord development project. This project is approximately 75 km off the coast of Congo, at water depths ranging from 650 to 1,100 m.
The project consists of two developments, Moho Phase 1bis and Moho Nord, with first oil expected in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The Moho Nord development, which will be tied back to a new floating production unit (FPU) and a newbuild TLP, includes an oil export line to the Djeno onshore terminal, and will also be tied back to the shallow-water N’Kossa platform for gas exchange. The Moho Phase 1bis development consists of tie-backs to the existing deepwater Alima FPU.
This contract covers the project management, engineering, supply, fabrication and installation of 230 km of rigid pipelines, 23 km of flexible pipes, 50 km of umbilicals and 50 subsea structures, as well as various other structures and rigid jumpers.
It also includes the installation of client-supplied manifolds and pumps, control system components and multiphase jumpers.
The offshore campaign will be spread over 2014, 2015 and 2016, with the primary installation vessels being the G1200 (Technip BV), a rigid pipe S-lay and heavy-lift construction vessel, and the Deep Pioneer (Technip UK), a multipurpose deepwater vessel. Technip’s operating center in Paris will carry out the overall project management and engineering of the project. The flexible pipes will be fabricated at Flexi France, Technip’s manufacturing plant in Le Trait, France, and the umbilicals will be fabricated at the group’s new manufacturing unit in Newcastle, UK. As part of the project, Technip will engage with Pointe-Noire-based contractors to fabricate various steel structures in Congo.