Statoil has awarded FMC Technologies a contract for the manufacture and supply of subsea production equipment to support the Katla development in the North Sea.

The $75m contract includes the manufacture and supply of three subsea trees, one manifold and associated subsea and topside control systems.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2011.

Katla is a fast-track offshore oil and gas field located in water depths of 95m in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.