Flexi France

French engineering group Technip and Subsea 7 in the UK have won a pair of contracts worth $1.23bn from Tullow Ghana, for the ultra-deepwater Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) project.

The TEN project, located in the Deepwater Tano Contract Area, 60km off the coast of Ghana and about 30km west of the Tullow Operated Jubilee field, has a water depth reaching up to 2,000m.

Technip, which has a share of about $730m of the total contract value, will engineer, fabricate and install nine flexible risers, three flexible flowlines and 12 flexible spools totalling 48km, as part of the contract.

The company will also engineer, fabricate and install 33km of water injection and gas injection rigid flowlines, and install about 63km of static and dynamic umbilicals.

Engineering, pre-fabrication, final assembly and installation of ten well rigid jumpers and delivery of a further six prefabricated rigid jumpers is also included in the company’s scope of work.

Technip’s operating centre in Paris, France, will execute the project, which requires technical innovation.

The project will be executed by the support of the group’s offices in Accra, Ghana, and the flexible pipes will be fabricated at the company’s Flexi France facility in Le Trait and the rigid flowlines at the group’s spoolbase in Evanton, UK.

According to Technip, the offshore installation is slated for completion in the second half of 2016.

Technip subsea executive vice president and chief operating officer Frédéric Delormel said the company will contribute to the development of Ghana, where the oil and gas market is rapidly growing.

"Today, this new award demonstrates our ability to mobilise worldwide resources to bring strong know-how and technological innovation meeting the challenges of projects in ultra-deepwater," Delormel added.

Image: Technip will fabricate flexible pipes at its Flexi France facility in Le Trait. Photo courtesy of Technip.

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