Technip And Saipem Win Deepwater Contracts In Gulf

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Both Technip and Saipem have won deepwater contracts for development of the Walker Ridge gas gathering system in the U.S. Gulf in water depths of 7,000 feet.
  Technip was awarded a lump sum contract by Enbridge for the development of the Walker Ridge gas gathering system that covers the engineering, fabrication and installation of 160 miles of steel catenary risers and pipelines as well as the installation of subsea equipments.
  Technip’s operating center in Houston will perform the overall project management. The export pipelines and risers will be welded at the Group’s spoolbase located in Mobile, AL. Offshore installation is scheduled to be completed with the Deep Blue, Technip’s deepwater pipelay vessel, in 2013.
  Saipem’s contact award was from Amberjack Pipeline Co. LLC, a partnership between Chevron Pipe Line Co. and Shell Pipeline Co. The contract covers transportation and installation of a 136-mile, 24-inch O.D. oil export pipeline that will connect the Jack/St.Malo FPSO unit to a Shell-operated platform in Green Canyon Block 19. The marine work will be carried out by the pipeline vessel Castorone that is currently under construction. Work is slated to start in 2013.
  ShawCor Ltd.’s pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, also received a contract with a value in excess of US$40 million to provide subsea insulation coatings for the Jack/St. Malo project. The subsea flowlines and risers will be installed approximately 250 miles southwest of New Orleans in water depths up to 7,200 ft.
  The work will be executed at the Bredero Shaw pipe coating facility in Beaumont, TX. The site is being upgraded with the addition of a new Brigden™ modular coating facility capable of applying FBE and multi-layer anti-corrosion systems, as well as Thermotite® syntactic polypropylene, solid and foam polypropylene and Thermotite® ULTRA™ subsea thermal insulation systems.
  This contract includes ID blasting and coating of approximately 92-km of 10-inch pipe with a 3-layer polypropylene anticorrosion coating and syntactic polypropylene thermal insulation. Qualification activities will commence during the first quarter of 2011, with full production planned from the third quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of 2012.