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Technips nets flexible pipe contract for Petrobras in Iracema North field offshore Brazil

21st November 2014

Technip is to supply high technological flexible pipes for Tupi BV Iracema North pre-salt field by leveraging its new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Açu, Brazil

Technips nets flexible pipe contract for Petrobras in Iracema North field offshore Brazil
Aiming to meet pre-salt challenges, the contract covers the supply of 114 kilometres of flexible pipes, including gas lift, gas injection and gas export lines

“This award confirms the flexible pipe as a reliable and optimised solution for the pre-salt challenging applications and Technips´ technological leadership in this business,” said Adriano Novitsky, president of Technip in Brazil.

“It follows the flexible pipe supply contract awarded last year for the Iracema Sul field.”

Technip was awarded a contract from Tupi BV, a consortium controlled by Petrobras Netherland BV (PNBV, 65 per cent) and constituted also by BG (25 per cent) and Galp (10 per cent), for the ongoing development of the Iracema North field, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt area, Brazil.

Aiming to meet pre-salt challenges, the contract covers the supply of 114 kilometres of flexible pipes, including gas lift, gas injection and gas export lines.

Technip’s operating center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will perform the engineering and project management. The highly technological flexible pipes are designed to meet Petrobras’ requested service life for up to 30 years, sour service application, water depths of up to 2,500 metres and high pressures to inject gas in the reservoir (gas injection pipes). Delivery is scheduled to start in the first half of 2015.

The flexible pipes will be produced at Technip's manufacturing sites of Vitoria and Açu, the new state-of-the-art plant of the group, which has already delivered its first products for the pre-salt developments in Brazil.

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