Technip Lands Kraken Job for EnQuest


Technip has been awarded a large engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPCI) contract by EnQuest for the Kraken development located in the North Sea, 400 kilometers North-East of Aberdeen and 130 kilometers East of Shetland, at a water depth of approximately 120 meters.

Technip’s operating center in Aberdeen, United-Kingdom, will execute the contract.

A number of vessels from the Technip fleet will be utilized for the offshore campaign, including Technip’s Deep Energy, one of the largest pipelay vessels ever built.

The contract covers various project management engineering and installation works, which include:

– fabrication and pipelay of approximately 50km of rigid pipe – 25km of metallurgically clad pipe and 25km of HDPE lined;
– installation of 3 umbilicals totaling 14km;
– installation of 7km of flexible risers and jumpers;
– template and manifold installation at three drill centers;
– diverless tie-ins to pipelines and manifolds;
– pipeline flooding, hydro testing and leak testing.

The Group’s spoolbase in Evanton, United-Kingdom, will weld and load-out the rigid pipe and Technip Umbilicals, Technip’s wholly-owned subsidiary in Newcastle, United-Kingdom, will manufacture the umbilical. All construction work on the project will be undertaken via diverless construction methods.

Bill Morrice, Managing Director of Technip in the UK, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract which builds upon our excellent relationship with EnQuest. Our vast experience in the delivery of efficient, cost-effective solutions for our clients has been recognized once again and we look forward to supporting EnQuest to maximize production from the Kraken field, currently one of the largest developments in the UK North Sea.”



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