Subsea 7 has won a contract worth $800m from Total E&P Norge, for the development of the Martin Linge gas field located in the North Sea.

"Subsea 7 will set up a 160km cable from the Martin Linge platform to Kollsnes, a 70km export pipeline and associated valve structures."

The deal covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPIC) of the complete subsea facilities on the field, which is located 180km west of Bergen in Norway.

As part of the contract, Subsea 7 will set up a 160km power cable from the Martin Linge platform to Kollsnes, a 70km export pipeline and associated valve structures.

It will also provide umbilical and spools for the gas export system, a 55km fibre optic cable and a three kilometre pipeline and riser system from the Martin Linge platform to the floating storage unit.

Subsea 7 Norway vice president Stuart Fitzgerald said the project is the largest subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) contract awarded to the company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

"This project builds on the good experience we have had with Total in Norway over many years, including the recent successful delivery of the fast track Atla tie-back project which commenced production during October," Fitzgerald added.

"Subsea 7 looks forward to successfully delivering the Martin Linge project, with safety and quality at the forefront throughout."

The terms of the contract also call for the company to deploy various pipelay, construction, diving, ploughing, trenching and survey vessels during the offshore period. A gas export pipeline will be installed by the recently delivered enabler, Seven Borealis, the company revealed.

Engineering and project management work is expected to begin immediately, while the offshore operations are scheduled to start in the spring of 2014.