SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – CABGOC has awarded Saipem an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract for the Congo River Crossing Pipeline Project, to be developed offshore Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The scope includes three subsea pipelines, 20 and 22 in. (51 and 56 cm) in diameter, with a total length of 110 km (68 mi), in water depths up to 117 m (384 ft).
Additionally, Saipem will install subsea spools, and perform trenching and crossing works. The pipelay vessel Castoro 7 will undertake the marine activities between the 4Q 2012 and 4Q 2013.
Saipem has a further contract offshore Angola for EPCI and pre-commissioning of infield and export gas pipelines totaling about 100 km (62 mi) in length, and related subsea equipment.
Offshore activities, in a water depth of 70 m (229 ft), will be performed between 4Q 2013 and 2Q 2015.