New contracts

The most significant contracts awarded to the Group in 2013 were:

  • for Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd, an EPCI contract for the subsea development of the Egina field. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of subsea oil production and gas export pipelines, flexible jumpers, and umbilicals;
  • for ExxonMobil, in Angola, the EPCI contract Kizomba Satellite Phase 2 for subsea facilities, with fabrication to be carried out at the yards in Soyo and Ambriz. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of production and water injection pipelines and flowlines, rigid jumpers and other related subsea structures;
  • for the Burullus Gas Co, in Egypt, a contract encompassing the engineering, procurement, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning support of subsea facilities in the West Delta Deep Marine Concession;
  • for Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia, an EPCI contract for the engineering, procurement, fabrication, transport and installation of offshore facilities, including three platforms, three jackets and associated pipelines (approximately 30 kilometres) and subsea cables (25 kilometres). Fabrication activities will be carried out at the STAR yard in Saudi Arabia;
  • for Cardon IV (a joint venture between Eni and Repsol), a contract encompassing the transportation and installation of a hub platform and two satellite platforms, an offshore export pipeline and two infield flowlines, along with the related tie-in operations;
  • for Petrobras, in Brazil, an EPCI contract for the Sapinhoà Norte/Iracema Sul project to be developed in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt Region. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of two offshore pipelines, with related terminations (PLETs);
  • for Dragados, two T&I contracts for the transport and installation of two offshore platforms in Mexican waters in the Gulf of Mexico. The platforms will be installed using the float-over method, which has never been used before in the Gulf of Mexico;
  • for South Stream Transport BV, the contract for the preparatory construction works of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline. The contract encompasses the engineering and procurement activities required before construction begins, as well as the upgrading works to the equipment needed for pipelaying. The South Stream offshore pipeline will connect the Russian Black Sea shore, in the area of Anapa, to the Bulgarian coast near Varna, crossing the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone of the Black Sea;
  • for GDF Suez, in the UK, phase 2 of the Cygnus project, encompassing the installation of an infield flowline, an export pipeline and umbilicals in the Southern Gas Basin;
  • for Nord Stream AG, in the UK, the Main Repair contract for Nord Stream, which encompasses activities and services related to the maintenance of two gas export pipelines;
  • for Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Co NV, the EPC contract for the EP Clusters 2 and 3 project in the framework of the Kashagan field development in Kazakhstan. The contract includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out and transportation of three topside production manifold modules. All fabrication activities as well as all fabrication engineering will be carried out in Kazakhstan, at the ER SAI yard in Kuryk;
  • for Hyundai Heavy Industries, a contract for the fabrication of offshore structures off the coast of Congo. The scope of work encompasses the fabrication of the conductor pipes and of the mooring and tendon piles for a tension leg platform;
  • two EPCI contracts in Saudi Arabia for the construction of a new platform and the upgrade of the obsolete control and safety systems on three existing platforms located in the Arabian Gulf. All fabrication activities will be carried out at the STAR yard in Saudi Arabia.