Subsea 7 scores $300m Wintershall EPCI contract

Oslo: Subsea 7 has been awarded a pipeline and subsea construction contract by Wintershall Norge worth approximately $300m.

The deal is for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of 95km of rigid flowlines and associated structures at the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea at depth of around 300m.

The work will commence in 2016, will utilise new-build vessel Seven Arctic, and is scheduled for completion n 2017.

Monica Bjørkmann, vp of Subsea 7 Norway, said: “This significant project awarded by Wintershall for their Maria field development, recognises our ability to deliver the full range of technological solutions for subsea projects and our strong track record as a reliable large scale EPCI contractor. Subsea 7 looks forward to working closely with Wintershall to successfully deliver our workscope, with safety and quality at the forefront throughout.”

Seven Arctic, under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries, is equipped with a knuckle boom rope-luffing crane, and has a 7,000 tonne under-deck carousel.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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