Technip to install junction platform, pipelines for Discovery offshore GoM

Offshore staff

PARIS – Technip (PARIS:TEC) has won a contract to install Discovery’s South Timbalier block 283 Junction Platform. Technip will perform the project management, engineering, transporting, installing, and pre-commissioning.

The pipeline will go between existing facilities in South Timbalier 280 and Ewing Bank 873 and the new block 283 platform. It includes 15.8 km of 12-in. pipe and 13.9 km of 30-in. pipe. Water depths range from 83 to 244 m (272 to 800 ft).

Installation is scheduled for 2013 using the G1200 as the primary vessel.

“This award is the largest-diameter pipelay contract for Technip in the Gulf of Mexico, thanks to the acquisition of Global Industries,” said David Dickson, Technip SVP, North America. “This 30-in. pipeline will also be the largest diameter lines installed by the G1200 vessel to date.”

Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) owns 60% of the Discovery System and operates it. DCP Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:DPM) owns the other 40%.

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