Technip has secured a large contract from EnQuest to work on the Kraken development in the UK North Sea.

The engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPCI) contract, which is worth in the region of €250m to €500m, will be implemented by Technip’s Aberdeen operating centre in Scotland, UK.

"Technip will install three 14km umbilicals and 7km of flexible risers and jumpers."

The contract covers several project management engineering and installation works, which include fabrication and pipelay of about 50km of rigid pipe.

Technip will install three 14km umbilicals and 7km of flexible risers and jumpers.

The company will provide template and manifold installation at three drill centres, diverless tie-ins to pipelines and manifolds, and pipeline flooding, as well as hydro and leak testing.

Technip’s spoolbase in Evanton, UK, will weld and load-out the rigid pipe, while the company’s subsidiary in Newcastle, Technip Umbilicals, will manufacture the umbilical.

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Several vessels from the Technip fleet will be used for the offshore campaign, including the company’s Deep Energy pipelay vessel.

Technip managing director in the UK Bill Morrice said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this contract, which builds upon our excellent relationship with EnQuest.

"Our vast experience in the delivery of efficient, cost-effective solutions for our clients has been recognised once again and we look forward to supporting EnQuest to maximise production from the Kraken field; currently one of the largest developments in the UK North Sea."

The Kraken field lies at a water depth of 120m in blocks 9/2b and 9/2c within the P1575 licence in the East Shetland basin, which is located 125km away from Noss.

EnQuest received a £4bn investment approval for the development from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in November 2013.

The Kraken field could have reserves of 137 million barrels of heavy oil, with an estimated field life of 25 years. At its peak, it is expected to produce more than 50,000 barrels per day (bpd).

Oil production is scheduled to commence by 2016-2017.