France-based Technip has secured a contract from RWE Dea for the development of the Clipper South gas field in the North Sea.

The field is located 70 kms north-east of the Bacton gas terminal in 25 meters of water.

The contract covers full project management, detailed pipeline design, installation and tie-in of a 15.5-kilometer 12" production line and 3" methanol piggyback line from the new Clipper South platform to the existing Lincolnshire offshore gas gathering system platform.

The contract, which is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2011, will be executed by the company’s operating center in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Genesis, a Technip Group company providing upstream oil and gas consultancy services, will also play a part in executing the contract through the provision of detailed pipeline design.

Technip is a provider of project management, engineering and construction services for the oil and gas industry.