Technip has secured a contract to carry out inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) works on Repsol Sinopec Resources’ North Sea subsea infrastructure in the UK.

Under the agreement, Technip will provide diving support and IRM services for this year, which may also be extended for next year and 2018. 

In addition, the company will provide diving equipment, underwater intervention and engineering services for the project.

The contract covers onshore management and engineering support, provision of ancillary personnel and equipment to support Technip’s work. Diver inspection, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) inspection, maintenance, repair, construction and decommissioning also form part of the agreement.

"The company will provide diving equipment, underwater intervention and engineering services for the project."

The project is managed by Technip’s operating centre in Aberdeen, UK. Sinopec’s diving support vessels from its fleet will be used for the work.

Technip UK operating centre managing director Bill Morrice said: “I am delighted that Repsol Sinopec Resources UK has chosen Technip to support them in maintaining this important UK oil and gas infrastructure.

"We have an extensive track record in life of field extension work and have successfully delivered many projects of this type."

Recently, Repsol approved the award of new contracts for the provision of all maintenance and construction labour, engineering support services and fabric maintenance, covering its offshore operated assets and the terminal at Flotta.

The bidders are Amec Foster Wheeler, Petrofac, Wood Group PSN; PD&MS Group, Apollo Offshore Engineering, Step Change Engineering, Caledonian Petroleum Services, and Ross-shire Engineering.