Statoil has awarded a subsea contract to Technip for the Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen (GRD) Marine Operations Pipelay and Subsea Installation project in Norway.

The development is part of the Snohvit CO2 Solution project, which was originally awarded to Statoil in 2013.

"Technip will fabricate and install two sections of pipe-in-pipe with a 13% chrome stainless-steel production flowline."

Technip’s operating centre in Oslo, Norway, will implement the GRD project, which includes a subsea tie-back to a new Wye piece on an existing pipeline near the Gullfaks A platform.

Work will be carried out about 190km north-west of Bergen, Norway, and Technip will fabricate and install two sections of pipe-in-pipe with a 13% chrome stainless-steel production flowline.

The company will also install and tie-in three spools and an 8.5km umbilical, as well as deploy a 280t template and a 110t manifold.

Technip’s fleet of vessels will install the template in 2015 and the company will weld the flowline at its Orkanger spoolbase in Norway.

The Apache II will carry out the installation in the first half of 2016 and the deployment of the related manifold, spools, umbilical and other subsea equipment, will be performed by other vessels from Technip’s fleet.

First gas is expected in the second half of 2016.

In September 2013, Statoil awarded a $90m subsea equipment contract to FMC Technologies for the Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen project.

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