Technip secures umbilical contract for Cheviot field in the UK

29 March 2012 (Last Updated March 29th, 2012 18:30)

France-based Technip's wholly-owned subsidiary Duco has secured an umbilical contract from Bluewater Industries for the Cheviot field development in Block 2/10B, east of the Shetland Isles in the UK North Sea.

France-based Technip's wholly-owned subsidiary Duco has secured an umbilical contract from Bluewater Industries for the Cheviot field development in Block 2/10B, east of the Shetland Isles in the UK North Sea.

The scope of the work in the contract involves engineering, project management and fabrication of four static steel tube umbilicals, four dynamic thermoplastic umbilicals and a thermoplastic subsea intervention valve umbilical.

The umbilicals, measuring 12km, will control four drill centres from a floating semi-submersible production facility.

The Cheviot field, operated by the ATP Oil & Gas, is located at a water depth of 150m and is scheduled for delivery in 2014.

Duco will also be responsible for the supply of a subsea distribution system, representing the largest subsea products and services contract ever awarded to Duco.

The subsea distributions system will include umbilical termination assemblies, subsea distribution units, 64 hydraulic and electrical flying leads and other equipment.

The steel tube umbilicals and subsea distribution system will be manufactured at Duco's facility in Houston, Texas, US, while the thermoplastic umbilicals will be manufactured at Duco's Newcastle facility in the UK.