By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 12 -- BG International (NSW) Ltd. and its partners have awarded a £30 million contract to Coflexip Stena Offshore Ltd. (CSOL), a UK unit of Technip-Coflexip, for the pipeline tieback portion of the firms' Juno gas fields project in the southern UK North Sea. The UK government late last year approved development of the second phase of the Juno fields complex (OGJ, Nov. 26, 2001, p. 9). Partners in the project are operator BG, BP PLC, and Amerada Hess Corp.
The contract—which covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning—includes the tieback of four of Juno's seven wells this year; the remaining wells will be tied back in 2003. First gas from the project is expected by yearend.
As part of the contract, project manager CSOL will supervise the engineering, design, manufacture, and installation of 77.6 km of production and piggybacked pipelines. CSOL also will be responsible for the project management, engineering, and installation of 51.8 km of production control umbilicals and associated equipment as well as the transportation and installation of two subsea manifolds.
Production pipelines will be constructed at Technip-Coflexip's Evanton spoolbase in Scotland, while umbilicals will be built in Newcastle, UK, under a separate contract by Technip-Coflexip unit Duco. The CSO Apache pipelay vessel will begin pipelaying this month with trenching support provided by the Normand Pioneer, CSOL said.