Total contracts topsides for Martin Linge North Sea development

Offshore staff

PARIS – Total E&P Norge has contracted a Technip/Samsung Heavy Industries consortium for the Martin Linge development work. The total contract value is $1.25 billion.

This contract covers the engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, hook-up, and commissioning of the topsides of a fixed production platform. The topsides will compose of utility, process and flare modules, as well as a living quarter with 95 single-bed cabins. The topsides, with an estimated operating weight of 25,000 tons, will be installed on an eight-leg jacket.

Technip’s operating center in Paris will execute the contract, with the support of the Chennai, India, and Oslo, Norway, centers. SHI will be in charge of the construction of the process, utility and flare modules and transportation from South Korea. The living quarters will be fabricated in Europe. The topsides are scheduled to be in operation by the end of 2016.

The Martin Linge development will consist on a production fixed platform, a floating storage offloading vessel, 50 MW AC electric power from shore through a 160-km (100-mi) subsea cable, a 24-in. gas export pipeline, and an offshore control center in Stavanger.

Martin Linge is 180 km (112 mi) west of Bergen, Norway, in a water depth of 115 m (377 ft).

12/21/2012

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