UK-based Subsea 7 has won a $135m pipeline contract from Shell as a part of its Fram oil and gas development in the Central North Sea.

Under the contract, Subsea will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, fabrication, and installation of 4.5km pipeline bundle of about 44in in diameter, with integrated manifolds and tie-in structures.

Subsea 7 UK and Canada vice president Steph McNeill said, "We are pleased to have been awarded these significant projects from Shell for their Fram Field development in the UK."

The company’s offices in Aberdeen, Scotland will begin the project management and engineering work immediately and the bundle fabrication work will be executed at its Wester site fabrication yard in Wick.

Shell has scheduled its offshore activities using a variety of Subsea 7 vessels in 2014.

Subsea 7 is a seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore industry.