- News - January 25, 2005
Langeled Award for Subsea
Global underwater contractor Subsea 7 today announced
a contract award from Statoil on behalf of the
Langeled Group with Norsk Hydro as operator, for
tie-in of the Langeled pipeline to subsea valves
and structures. The contract, which was awarded
to The Stolt Subsea 7 Joint venture, is valued
in the region of $60 million.
The work will be performed under the existing
Statoil Hyperbaric Welding and Diving Services
Contingency Contract, which has been extended
to accommodate this workscope.
The offshore work for the Langeled tie-in project
will be performed in three campaigns from the
3rd quarter of 2005 to the 4th quarter of 2006
and in addition to the tie-in of the 1,200 kilometre
long Langeled pipeline, the work scope will include
the fabrication and tie-in of spools and the removal
of temporary riser installation aids.
Robin Davies, North Sea Regional Vice President
said, “Subsea 7 is delighted with this award
by the Langeled Group which will see us working
on the worlds longest subsea export pipeline,
in Norway’s second largest gas field. This
is an exciting project which will demonstrate
Subsea 7’s many capabilities”.
Ends 25 January 2005
For more information, contact:
Lyndsay Cruickshank on +44 1224 344606
Carl Håkon Jarstø on +47 518 37 496
Notes to editors:
1. Subsea 7 is one of the world’s leading
subsea engineering contractors. The company has
offshore operations supported out of the UK, Norway,
Asia Pacific, Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa,
Middle East and the Caspian and employs 3000 world-wide.
Subsea 7 has a fleet of remotely operated vehicles
(ROVs), four pipeline construction yards and 14
modern, high specification dynamically positioned
ships capable of deepwater reeled and flexible
pipelay, deepwater subsea construction and saturation
diving. Website: www.subsea7.com
2. Ormen Lange is the largest gas field under
development on the Norwegian continental shelf.
It is located 100 km off the northwest coast of
Norway at a water depth of 800 to 1,100 meters.
The field comes on stream in October 2007. The
Langeled Transportation system will bring processed
Ormen Lange gas in a 1,200 km subsea pipeline
from Nyhamna in Mid-Norway via Sleipner to Easington.
The total investment cost for the Ormen Lange
project development is estimated at approx. GBP
3. The Langeled joint venture, comprising Ormen
Lange owners, ConocoPhillips and Gassco, has been
established to construct, operate and own the
transportation system from Nyhamna to Easington.
Hydro is operator of Langeled in the planning
and development phase. Statoil has the management
of the gas export pipeline project in co-operation
with Hydro. The participants in the Langeled Joint
Venture are: Hydro, Gassco, Petoro, Shell, Statoil,
BP Norway AS, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips.