Subsea 7 has secured an order from Norske Shell to provide pipeline installation services for the Ormen Lange northern field development-Mid North Project in the Norwegian Sea.

The $70m contract is part of the company’s agreement with Shell, signed in September 2010, for a pipeline installation in the North Sea region.

The project will be developed with a new subsea template located approximately 6km north of the existing subsea facilities on Ormen Lange in a water depth of 900m, and will be tied back to Ormen Lange by two 12in production pipelines, a 6in service pipeline and a control umbilical.

Under the contract, Subsea 7 will fabricate and install the pipelines and the control umbilical, and will also be responsible for all subsea connections and pre-commissioning activities on the new pipelines.

Subsea 7’s reeled pipelay vessels will be used for the pipelay operations, which will commence in early 2012.