UK-based engineering and construction company Subsea 7 has won a contract from Anadarko and its partners to develop the Heidelberg oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Value of the contract has not been disclosed.

The Heidelberg oil discovery is located on Green Canyon Blocks 816, 859, 860, and 903 at water depth of 1,608m.

Under the contract, Subsea 7 will engineer, fabricate, and install risers, pipelines, and flowlines in water depths over 1,600m.

The company will immediately begin management and engineering operations at its offices in Houston.

Offshore operations are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter 2014 and the pipelay activities will be executed using Seven Borealis vessel.

Subsea 7 Gulf of Mexico vice president Ian Cobban said the company will execute the challenging project in a safe and timely manner.

Anadarko holds a 44.25% interest and operates the Heidelberg field, while Eni and Apache Deepwater hold 12.5% each. StatoilHydro, ExxonMobil and Cobalt hold 12%, 9.375% and 9.375%, respectively.