France-based Technip has secured a €135m contract from UK-based Nexen Petroleum for the Golden Eagle development project in the UK North Sea. The project is located 110km north-east of Aberdeen, Scotland, in water depths of 115m.

Technip managing director Bill Morrice said that the award was extremely exciting for the company as it represents a key milestone in terms of contract size.

"We very much look forward to working with Nexen and to playing a significant part in this important field development" said Morrice.

The contract is the largest ever awarded to Technip for a project in the UK Continental Shelf. The development features the reeling of a mechanically lined pipe, which provides a cost-effective alternative for high-temperature, highly corrosive materials, according to the company.

Under the contract, Technip will provide the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of two export flowlines, one production flowline, one mechanically lined water injection flowline, one gas lift flowline, one main umbilical and two subsea isolation valve umbilicals. In addition, the company will provide subsea equipment, trenching and backfilling of all flowlines and umbilicals, tie-ins, protection, pre-commissioning and commissioning support.

Technip’s operating centre in Aberdeen will execute the project, which will be completed in the second half of 2014. The firm’s consultancy subsea and offshore engineering company will complete the detailed design work.

The flowlines will be manufactured at Technip’s flexible pipe plant in Le Trait, France. UK-based umbilical manufacturer Duco will provide the umbilicals and vessels from the Technip fleet, including Apache II and Orelia.