PARIS – Petrobras has contracted Technip (Paris:TEC) to supply flexible pipes for the Iracema Sul (former Cernambi Sul) field, in the Santos basin presalt offshore Brazil at a water depth of up to 2,500 m (8,200 ft).
The contract covers the qualification and supply of up to 250 km (155 mi) of flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift, water and gas injection, as well as related equipment for the presalt area to be installed on the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba.
Technip’s operating center in Rio de Janeiro will perform the engineering and project management. The flexible pipes will be fabricated mainly at Technip’s existing plant in Vitória, with some specifications also being produced at the new manufacturing plant at Açu, Brazil. The first delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2014.
Technip defines the contract as valued at €500 million ($670 million) or more.