The first contract covers all diving and R&M activities for BP’s platforms, subsea fields and pipelines within the UK North Sea area. This award is effective immediately and represents the retention of a contract which Technip has held for the last five years.

Technip’s operating center in Aberdeen, Scotland, will execute the contract, using diving support vessels from the company’s suite of marine assets, including Alliance, Wellservicer, Orelia, Skandi Achiever and Skandi Arctic.

The work scope for the second contract comprises of project management, engineering, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the 33.5km pipe-in-pipe production pipeline, with 16-inch carrier pipeline, three-inch piggyback methanol line and in-field pipelines, consisting various flowlines and umbilicals.

Technip’s Aberdeen operating center will also execute this contract, which is scheduled to be completed in 2011. Vessels from the Technip fleet will be used for the offshore installation campaign, including the new pipelay vessel, Apache II, Orelia, Skandi Arctic and anchor handling tug supply vessel, Normand Mariner.