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Technip grabs EPIC contract in Angola

13 November 2012, Sweetcrude, LUANDA – FRENCH company, Technip, has landed an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning, EPIC, contract from fellow French company Total for the second phase of the Girassol Resources Initiatives development project off Angola.

Total E&P Angola handed out the contract, covering the project management, engineering, fabrication and installation of 21 kilometres of umbilicals and 13 kilometres of interconnecting power cabling between the Dalia and Girassol floating production, storage and offloading, FPSO, units.

The contract also includes the recovery and disposal of four rigid spools and the installation of eight new flexible spools.

The project management and engineering work will be undertaken by both Technip Angola Engenharia and Technip UK. Some fabrication work will be completed by the Angelex spool base in Dande, Angola, and some will be completed in Le Trait, France.

The company had completed the first phase of the project earlier this year.

The Girassol Resources Initiative project lies 210 kilometres offshore Angola at a water depth of 1300 metres.

The offshore campaign of the project is anticipated for the end of 2014, with the main installation vessel to come from Technip’s fleet, the company said.

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