France-based Technip has secured a contract from global integrated energy company Hess Corporation for the development of the Tubular Bells field, located in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

The value of the deal has not been disclosed. The scope of the work covers the design, engineering, fabrication and subsea installation of 45km of flow lines, steel catenary risers, pipeline end terminations, piles and structures.

Technip will manage the project, located at depths of 4,500ft, from its operating centre in Houston, Texas, while the flow lines and risers will be welded at the company’s spool base in Mobile, Alabama.

Offshore installation is scheduled to be complete during the first half of 2013 and the company’s deepwater pipelay vessel Deep Blue will be used for these services.

Technip is involved in project management, engineering and construction for the energy sector and operates in 48 countries.

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Image: The Deep Blue vessel will be used to carry out the offshore installation in Gulf of Mexico. Photo: courtesy of Technip.