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Subsea 7 nets contract for flowline tech offshore Norway

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Subsea 7 has won a sizeable contract from Aker BP for the Ærfugl Phase 2 gas field development, located around 210km west of Sandnessjøen in the Norwegian Sea.

The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract is estimated to be worth between $50 million (€45 million) and $150 million (€135 million).

It is for a long-distance tie-back involving the application of Subsea 7’s Electrically Heat Traced Flowline (EHTF) technology, over a distance of 13.5km from the subsea location to the existing Skarv infrastructure.

Project management and engineering will begin immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. Fabrication of the EHTF system will take place at the company’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway with offshore operations taking place during 2020 and 2021.

“This award acknowledges Subsea 7 as a key partner in the delivery of pioneering technology, underlining our proven track record of safe and successful project execution in some of the harshest offshore environments,” said Monica Th. Bjørkmann, vice-president of Subsea 7 Norway. “Electrically Heat Traced Flowlines have been developed by Subsea 7, in collaboration with InterPipe, to deliver leading insulation performance and enable cost-effective long-distance tie-backs. We look forward to continuing our alliance with Aker BP for the development of Ærfugl and future projects.”