The $297m task order follows an initial contract awarded in 2014 to the company for Well Clusters 1-2 by Deniz Phase II project operator, BP.

FMC subsea technologies senior vice-president Tore Halvorsen said: "Our close cooperation on this project has accelerated the transition to the manufacturing stage and enabled us to reduce the lead time delivering the project."

Located offshore in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, approximately 100km south of Baku, the Shah Deniz field is operated by BP with a 28.8% stake.

Other partners of the project include Socar with 16.7%, Statoil 15.5%, Lukoil 10%, NIOC 10%, Total 10% and TPAO 9%.

The Shah Deniz Stage II is intended to increase the Shah Deniz field’s gas production capacity by an additional 16 billion cubic meters per annum (bcma) and condensate capacity by a further 120,000 barrels a day.

The development includes the installation of two new bridge-linked offshore platforms, drilling of 26 gas production wells and the installation of 500km of subsea pipelines to connect ten subsea manifolds and the production wells.