Technip wins EPC deal on Mexico Spar project

Mexico: French company, Technip, has been awarded a contract by Shell Offshore to provide engineering, procurement and construction of a Spar hull and mooring system in Mexico.

Mexico: French company, Technip, has been awarded a contract by Shell Offshore to provide engineering, procurement and construction of a Spar hull and mooring system in Mexico.

Moored in 2,450m of water, the Spar will be the deepest production facility in the world and the first with DVA (direct vertical access), which will reduce the drilling cost, simplify work and facilitate access to sub-sea equipment.

The contract covers design and fabrication of the Spar hull and mooring system, load-out onto a transportation vessel, transportation and quayside delivery at a yard off the Gulf of Mexico, and the design of steel catenary risers, top tension risers and umbilicals.

Technip’s operations and engineering centre in Houston, Texas, will provide the overall project management and the global engineering for the hull and mooring system, as well as engineering and procurement support for the riser tensioner system.

The detailed hull design and fabrication will be carried out by Technip’s yard in Pori, Finland, where previous Spar projects were all delivered on time.

Initial production from Perdido is expected by the end of the decade, when the facility will be capable of handling 130,000 barrels per day.

The Perdido Regional Host will be the fourteenth Spar delivered by Technip, and is in a water depth that is nearly a half a mile deeper than any other Spar.

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