Technip wins Total subsea contract for Moho Nord project offshore Congo
PARIS -- Technip has been awarded by Total E&P Congo a major lump-sum contract for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation (EPSCI) and precommissioning for the Moho Nord development project. This project is located about 75 km off the coast of the Republic of the Congo, at water depths ranging from 650 to 1,100 m.
This project consists of two developments, the Moho Phase 1bis and Moho Nord, with first oils being respectively expected in 2015 and 2016. The Moho Nord
development, which will be tied back to a new floating production unit (FPU) and a newbuild tension-leg platform (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, two sets of 50-km umbilicals, 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, France will carry out the overall project management and engineering of this fast-track and multi-disciplinary subsea 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, United Kingdom. As part of the project, Technip will engage with Pointe-Noire-based contractors to fabricate various steel structures in Congo.