Under the contract, Ocean Installer will be responsible for installation and pre-commission an umbilical, Multi-Phase Pump (MPP), flying leads and spools in water depths of around 1,000m.

The contract scope also includes project management, engineering and logistics, in addition to offshore work.

Ocean Installer will manage the work under the contract from the Ocean Installer Stavanger head office and will use DP3 construction support vessel Normand Vision o support offshore work.

The contract represents first major operation in West Africa for Ocean Installer following its launch of offices in the Africa, Mediterranean and Middle East regional in the second half of 2014.

Ocean Installer CEO Steinar Riise said: "We are delighted to have been chosen for this job in a very competitive market and we are looking forward to cooperate with Total E&P Congo on this complex project.

"The award reflects our efforts over the last 12 months to bring our proven track record to the African market and validates our geographical expansion strategy."

The Moho Nord project comprises two developments including Moho-Bilondo Phase 1bis and the Moho Nord development which are planned to commence oil productions in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

For the Moho Nord development project, Technip is serving as the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation (EPSCI) contractor.

As part of the contract, the company will use rigid pipe S-lay and heavy-lift construction vessel, G1200, and multi-purpose deepwater vessel, Deep Pioneer, as the primary installation vessels in support of the project.

Located 75km off the coast of Congo, in water depths ranging from 450m to 1200m, the Moho Nord field is operated by Total E&P Congo with a 53.5% interest.

Other project partners include Chevron with 31.50% stake and state-owned Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo with 15% interest.

Image: Technip’s rigid pipe S-lay and heavy-lift construction vessel. Photo: courtesy of Sitemap.