Reliance Industries Limited
has awarded Aker Kvaerner an engineering, procurement and construction contract to deliver an 18 well subsea production system for the deepwater Block KG-D6 gas development located offshore the east coast of India
. The contract is one of the world's largest subsea contracts ever awarded and affirms Aker Kvaerner's position as the leading contractor for deepwater subsea developments. The initial contract value is approximately $400m.
Aker Kvaerner Subsea will supply a complete subsea production system including subsea trees, manifolds, steel tube umbilicals and power cables, controls system and associated connections to tie the subsea production system to an onshore gas terminal.
Engineering has commenced in Aker Kvaerner's offices in Norway, following on from the completion of the front-end engineering and design there in 2005. First deliveries are scheduled for July 2007.