StatoilHydro has awarded the contract for the fabrication and installation of structures and tie-in of the pipeline systems for the Gjøa project to Technip Norge AS. Work will start immediately. Technip has previously been awarded the contract for the fabrication and installation of the in-field pipelines and will also perform unmanned subsea operations. The contract includes:
- fabrication and installation of tie-in structures for the in-field pipelines and export pipelines
- fabrication and installation of expansion loops and guards
- tie-in of risers, in-field pipelines and export pipelines towards tie-in structures and templates
- water filling, cleaning, dimension control and pressure testing of pipelines
The fabrication work will start during the autumn of 2008. The extensive installation work will continue through the 2009 season.
StatoilHydro is operator for Gjøa in the development phase, whereas Gaz de France takes over as operator when the field comes on stream. Licensees in the licence: Gaz de France (30 percent), Petoro (30), StatoilHydro (20), Shell (12) and RWE Dea (8).