Technip has won a contract from Total to deliver an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) project for the Islay gas field in the UK North Sea.

The $70m contract includes installation of a 6km pipe-in-pipe (ETH-PIP) control umbilical, subsea structures and seabed preparation, including detailed design, engineering and project management.

Offshore installation is scheduled for mid-2011 and will be carried out by vessels from the Technip fleet.

The EIH-PIP technology will enhance the production operability of subsea pipelines that are liable to become blocked by the formation of hydrates or wax, and will reduce capital and operating costs for fields with challenging flow assurance conditions.