Qatar Petroleum has awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract to Technip, for an FMB offshore project.
The offshore project, the location of which is within Qatar Petroleum offshore facilities, consists of a living quarter platform as well as a utility platform, with a bridge connecting the two.
Under the contract, with a value said to range from $138m to $342m (€100m to €250m), Technip will execute the entire project and install topsides for both platforms using its floatover technology.
According to Technip, the installation method enables installation of large integrated topsides.
Installation requires no large crane vessels and thereby minimises offshore hook-up and commissioning.
The project will be executed by Technip’s operating centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with support from the group’s operating centres located in Paris, France, and Doha, Qatar.
Technip Middle East senior vice president Vaseem Khan said the offshore contract allows safe project execution in a time and cost-effective way, and reflects the interest for the floatover technology.
"With this strategic project, we have the opportunity to further consolidate our presence in Qatar and to strengthen our relationship with Qatar Petroleum. It will also help us establish Technip as a leading company in the region for executing offshore living quarter platform projects," Khan added.
Technip, which has a presence in 48 countries, provides project management, engineering and construction services for the energy industry.
The company has industrial assets on all continents and operates a fleet of specialised vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction.
Image: Technip will execute the entire project and install topsides for the living quarter platform. Photo courtesy of Technip.