Offshore engineering and construction specialist Subsea 7 has won an EPCI contract from Royal Dutch Shell for the Shearwater Fulmar Gas Line (FGL) Re-Plumb project, located approximately 140 miles east of Aberdeen in the UK central North Sea.
The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) project workscope incorporates a 37km 24” export line, a 14” rigid riser, control jumper, subsea structures and associated subsea tie-ins, the Luxembourg-registered seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry worldwide said in a press release.
Project management, engineering and procurement work has already commenced in Aberdeen, with support from Subsea 7’s office in Glasgow, both in the UK. Offshore activities are scheduled for 2019.
Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK & Canada, said: “For many years Subsea 7 has been chosen by Shell to provide engineering and project execution expertise in the North Sea. This latest award further demonstrates our ability to design the right engineering solutions that ensures a safe, effective and cost-efficient project delivery.”
North Sea Shearwater pipeline is to help take gas from Shell's Shearwater platform to the St Fergus plant in Aberdeenshire. The 23-mile (37km) link will join Shearwater, 140 miles (225km) east of Aberdeen, with the Fulmar Gas Line.