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Technip lands Norway deal

Friday 21 December 2012 5:00

French energy giant Technip – which this year set up a base on Tyneside – has won a £480m deal for work to supply parts to a major Norwegian-led project.

Technip, is leader in a consortium with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) which has won a contract for work on the Martin Linge development project located approximately 180 kilometers west of Bergen.

Technip’s share of the deal is worth almost £480m and the contract covers the engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, hookup 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.

Philippe Barril, Technip EVP and COO Onshore/Offshore, said: “This strategic contract is the third offshore project awarded to the Group in the North Sea this year. It confirms the return of Technip on this market, as an engineering, procurement and construction leader on large and complex projects. This is also the continuation of a long and successful relationship with our partner SHI”.

Earlier this year Technip Offshore Wind – an offshoot of Technip – opened a base on Tyneside and set out plans to create around 60 new jobs.

It aims to tap into vast North Sea projects such as the installation of a massive windfarm on Dogger Bank – 100 miles off the North East coast.