DEA Norge has awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract to Technip Norge for work on the Dvalin development offshore Norway.
Under the agreement, Technip will provide smaller structures and pipelines, as well as subsea installation work.
“This contract is another major element for the Dvalin field development. We will now start to collaborate closely on the details with all companies we have on board, to continue the efficient work on the project,” DEA Norge Managing Director Hans-Hermann Andreae, said.
Technip Awarded Construction Contract Offshore Norway
According to a statement by DEA Norge, the contract includes the fabrication of smaller structures, the 12/16 inch pipe-in-pipe production flowline, the 12-inch gas export pipeline and the installation of pipelines as well as subsea structures and umbilical for the Dvalin field.
The Dvalin field is estimated to hold approximately 18.2 billion cubic metres of gas (6.42 billion cubic feet) and 0.4 million cubic metres (14,125 cubic feet) of condensate.
Illustration of the subsea template at the Dvalin field (DEA Norge)
Overall, the Dvalin development is expected to cost 1.1 billion Euros (£994.68 million).
It is expected to start production in 2020, through the development of a four well subsea template connected to the Heidrun platform.
The gas will be processed at the platform before it is transported in a new export pipeline to Polarled, and then to the onshore gas terminal at Nyhamna, where it will be processed and transported to the European market.
Dvalin Development Creates More Jobs
According to the Managing Director, this contract – and the string of contracts signed over the past few days – with have a significant impact in terms of job creation.
“The Dvalin licence has awarded contracts with a value of 530 million EUR (£479.25 million) over the past days. These contracts will create hundreds of jobs in a demanding time for the supplier industry,” Andreae added.
Later in the project phase, several other contracts should be awarded, the executive added, including a contract for the drilling of four production wells.