France-based engineering and construction firm Technip has secured a contract from Petrobras to deliver flexible pipes for the development of Iracema Sul field, which is situated in the Santos Basin pre-salt area, Brazil, at a water depth of up to 2,500m.

The value of the contract is estimated to be around EUR500m.

Under the contract, Technip will supply almost 250km of flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift, water and gas injection, as well as related equipment for the pre-salt area to be installed on the floating production storage and offloading unit Cidade de Mangaratiba.

The highly technological flexible pipes have been designed to meet Petrobras’ requested service life. Gas injection pipes are designed for high internal pressure, using the Teta profile developed by Technip’s R&D team.

Technip’s operating center in Brazil will execute the engineering and project management.

The flexible pipes will be fabricated at the company’s existing manufacturing plant in Vitória, while some specifications also being produced at the new manufacturing plant at Açu, Brazil.

Technip is expected to carry out first delivery in the first half of 2014.