Technip begins work on Marine Well Containment Company’s response system

Technip announced today that the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) has awarded it a contract for the design, procurement and fabrication of the umbilical, riser and flowline components of MWCC’s expanded well containment response system for the US Gulf of Mexico, expected in 2012.

The MWCC’s expanded containment system is designed to begin mobilization within 24 hours of a spill, and compatible with a wide range of well designs and equipment, oil and natural gas flow rates and weather conditions.

Technip’s scope of work includes two deepwater riser systems for operation in water depths up to 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) utilizing buoyancy elements, connection systems and flexible jumpers; and two shallow water systems for water depths up to 2,000 feet (600 meters) utilizing a lazy wave catenary configuration and one control umbilical.

This project will be executed by Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas, with specialist support from other Group centers. The flexible pipes will be manufactured at Technip’s plant in Le Trait, France, and the umbilical will be fabricated at the Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, Duco Inc., based in Channelview, Texas.