France-based multinational oil and gas company Total has selected Technip for a contract to develop the Moho Nord project in Congo.

Under the contract, Technip will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation and pre-commissioning for the Moho Nord development project.

The project is located about 75km offshore Congo, at water depths ranging from 650m to 1,100m.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The offshore project development will be divided into two phases namely Moho Phase 1Bis and Moho Nord.

Moho Phase 1Bis development includes tie-backs to the existing deepwater Alima floating production unit (FPU), while the development work of the Moho Nord phases involves tying back to a new FPU and a newly constructed tension-leg platform.

Moho Nord development phase also includes an export lie to the Djeno onshore terminal and it will also be tied back to the shallow-water N’Kossa platform for gas exchange.

Technip will provide project management, engineering, supply, fabrication and installation of 230km of rigid pipelines, 23km of flexible pipes, 50km of umbilicals, 50 subsea structures, as well as various other structures and rigid jumpers.

It will also install client-supplied manifolds and pumps, control system components and multiphase jumpers.

First oil production from the Moho Phase 1Bis and Moho Nord is expected in 2015 and 2016, respectively.