Technip has won a contract from Statoil for pipelay and subsea installations for the development of the Snøhvit carbon dioxide (CO2) solution project in Norway.

In operation since 2007, the Snøhvit field is located about 140km north-west of Hammerfest in Norway, in the Arctic Circle.

During the production of natural gas from the Snøhvit field, CO2 is also produced, which is separated at the Melkøya onshore plant and is re-injected into the field.

The Snøhvit project development will establish an additional well at a new CO2 injection template, as well as prepare for gas production from existing templates.

Under the approximate €50m to €100m contract, the company will fabricate and install flowlines, including two 5km 13% chrome stainless steel production flowline and a 5km CO2 injection flowline.

The company will also install and tie-in spools, jumpers and umbilicals, and install a new combined production and injection template and manifold.

Technip’s operating center in Oslo, Norway will execute the contract.

The flowline will be welded at the company’s spoolbase in Orkanger, Norway, while installation will be performed by Apache II in the first half of 2015.

Installation of the associated umbilicals, template, manifold, spools and other subsea equipment will be performed by vessels from Technip’s fleet.