Saipem has been awarded new E&C Offshore contracts in Latin America with a total value of approximately $500 million.
In Venezuela, Saipem signed with Cardon IV, a 50/50 joint-venture between Eni and Repsol, T&I contracts for the development of the Perla EP Project, in the Gulf of Venezuela.
The scope of work encompasses transportation and installation of an hub platform and two satellites platforms, of a 30-in. diameter and 67km-long offshore export pipeline, of two 14-in. diameter clad infield flowlines and other infield cables, along with the related tie-in operations.
The marine activities will be mainly performed by the Saipem 3000 and Castoro 7, between Q3 2013 and Q2 2014.
In Brazil, Saipem has been assigned by Petrobras an EPCI contract for the Sapinhoa Norte and Iracema Sul project, to be developed in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt Region, approximately 300km off the coasts of the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of two offshore pipelines, with related terminations (PLETs), to be installed in the Sapinhoà Norte and Iracema Sul fields in water depths up to 2200m.
The marine activities will be performed by the Saipem FDS 2 in Q4 2014. The Saipem yard in Guarujá, currently under development, will be used for pipe logistics and storage.
Saipem is organized into two business units: Engineering & Construction and Drilling, with a strong bias towards oil & gas related activities in remote areas and deepwater.
Saipem is a leader in the provision of engineering, procurement, project management and construction services with distinctive capabilities in the design and execution of large-scale offshore and onshore projects, and technological competences such as gas monetisation and heavy oil exploitation.