Acergy wins $1.3B job off West Africa


    Acergy won a $1.3 billion contract for the engineering, procurement, fabrication, and installation of a deepwater development offshore West Africa, the company said 29 July 2010.

    That work is reportedly for Total’s Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta (CLOV) fields in Angola’s Block 17, which also holds Total’s Girassol, Dalia, and Pazflor fields. At CLOV, the fourth pole of the prolific Block 17, Total has said it expects the development to lead to the installation of a fourth FPSO with a production capacity of 160,000b/d. The final investment decision on the fields in 1200m-1400m of water is expected this year.

    Acergy said it will begin engineering work immediately and that offshore installation is scheduled for 4Q 2012, using the Acergy Eagle, Acergy Legend, and the Acergy Borealis, Acergy’s new pipelay ship.

    Acergy is already working on a $120 million contract in shallow waters offshore Nigeria. This contract, announced on 25 May 2010, involves the removal of existing risers and the installation of 15km of new pipeline and associated risers. Construction engineering is already in progress, with offshore installation to start in 1Q 2011.