Angoflex, jointly owned by Technip (70%) and Sonangol (30%), and Technip’s wholly owned subsidiary DUCO have received a large lump-sum contract from Total E&P Angola.

Under the contract, the company will provide the umbilical system part of the Kaombo project, located in Block 32 offshore Angola in water depths up to 2,000m.

The contract scope also includes engineering, procurement and fabrication of 120km of umbilicals, while the majority of umbilicals will be developed at the Angoflex facility in Lobito, Angola.

DUCO will manage the contract in the UK.

"DUCO will manage the contract in the UK."

Scheduled for completion in 2017, the project will start immediately while the first umbilical will be delivered in Angola in 2016.

DUCO managing director Jean Louis Rostaing said: "We are very proud to have been selected again by Total to support this major Angolan development, which is the largest umbilical supply contract awarded to Technip."

The contract follows the previously awarded contract to the consortium of Technip and Heerema Marine Contractors (Heerema), for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning for the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) part of the Kaombo project.

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