Technip and Samsung Heavy Industries won Topsides
In selecting the consortium made of Technip and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the topsides of its Martin Linge project in Norway, the french international oil company, Total, awarded the main package of this $4.2 billion project.
Lying by 120 meter water depth on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), the Martin Linge oil and gas field is located half way between the UK Shetland Islands and the Norwegian coast line, 150 kilometer west of Kollness near Bergen.
Previously named Hild, the Martin Linge oil and gas field is developed by a joint venture between:
– Total (51%), the operator
– Petoro AS (30%)
– Statoil Petroleum AS (19%)
– FSO (floating storage and offloading for oil, water and condensates)
– Turret and mooring
– SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers, pipelines and flowlines)
– Transportation and installation
– Onshore control center located in Stavanger
– 10 000 tonne module for Process, Flare and Drilling
– 10 000 tonne module for the Utilities
– 3 000 tonne module for the living quarter for 95 people
– Samsung Heavy Industries ($470 million)
Samsung Heavy Industries will execute the construction in South Korea and will be in charge of the transportation for the process and utilities modules.
The living quarter module will be designed and built in Europe.
Total awarded Jacket, SURF and Subsea cable contracts to Kvaerner, Subsea 7 and ABB
In February 2012, Total had selected Kvaerner for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction (EPSC) contract covering also the load-out and sea-fastening of the jacket and associated piles.
In November 2012, Total awarded the subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) $800 million contract to Subsea 7
Including the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) work, Subsea 7 forecast to begin operations in 2014 for a duration of 4 years.
In December 2012, ABB won from Subsea 7 the subsea cable to supply Martin Linge platform from the shore.
This electrical solution had been chosen by Total to meet Norwegian requirements on the CO2 emission reduction.
This cable will be the world longest subsea link using alternative current (AC) technology with 162 kilometer.