Technip, a world leader in the fields of project management, engineering and construction for the oil & gas industry, was awarded a lump sum contract by Enbridge Offshore Facilities L.L.C. (Enbridge) for the development of the Walker Ridge gas gathering system in the Gulf of Mexico, at a water depth of 7,000 feet (2,130 meters). It covers the engineering, fabrication and installation of 160 miles (270 kilometers) of steel catenary risers, used to transfer produced fluids from the seabed to surface facilities, and pipelines as well as the installation of subsea equipments.
Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas will perform the overall project management. The export pipelines and risers will be welded at the Group’s spoolbase located in Mobile, Alabama. Offshore installation is scheduled to be completed with the Deep Blue, Technip’s deepwater pipelay vessel, in 2013.