France-based Technip has been awarded a contract worth approximately EUR70m by Total E&P to deliver engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for the Islay gas field in the UK North Sea.

The Islay field is located approximately 440km north-east of Aberdeen in 120m of water depth.

The contract will involve the subsea implementation of Technip’s reelable, electrically trace heated pipe-in-pipe (ETH-PIP), a technology developed for use in shallow and deepwater applications alike and qualified by Technip and Total for higher temperature applications.

The ETH-PIP technology aims to enhance production operability of subsea pipelines that are liable to become blocked by the formation of hydrates or wax.

The full workscope covers installation of a 6km ETH-PIP, control umbilical, subsea structures and seabed preparation, including design, engineering and project management.