Technip secures IRM contract from Repsol Sinopec

France’s Technip has announced that it has been awarded an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract by Repsol Sinopec Resources UK at its North Sea subsea infrastructure.

Technip will provide IRM services for this year, with a possible extension to include 2017 and 2018.

The frame agreement covers provision of equipment, including diving equipment, underwater intervention and engineering services; onshore management and engineering support, provision of ancillary personnel and equipment to support Technip’s performance of the work; diver inspection, ROV inspection, maintenance, repair, construction and decommissioning.

“I am delighted that Repsol Sinopec Resources UK has chosen Technip to support them in maintaining this important UK oil & gas infrastructure. We have an extensive track record in life of field extension work and have successfully delivered many projects of this type. Furthermore, in these difficult times for the industry, we are extremely pleased to be entrusted to deliver this work, and look forward to working with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK,” said Bill Morrice, managing director of Technip’s UK operating centre.

The project will be managed through Technip’s operating centre in Aberdeen and utilize the company’s diving support vessels.


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