France-based Technip has been awarded a lump sum contract by Enbridge Offshore Facilities for the development of the Walker Ridge gas gathering system in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company will develop the gathering system at a water depth of 7,000ft and its operating center in Houston, Texas, will perform the overall project management.

The contract covers the engineering, fabrication and installation of about 270km of steel catenary risers and pipelines as well as the installation of subsea equipments.

The offshore installation is scheduled to be completed in 2013.

Technip provides project management, engineering and construction services for the oil and gas industry.