Cortez Subsea – Bourbon Evolution 800 with pipelay spread (illustration: BOURBON)
BOURBON has announced its first pipelay contract awarded by Total Gabon for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of 25 km of 6-inch rigid pipeline as part of the Hylia Water Injection Project using Zap-Lok® technology. This award reflects BOURBON’s capacity to offer integrated services and light turnkey projects to major oil & gas companies.
For the execution of this contract, BOURBON is subcontracting key suppliers, mainly Cortez Subsea, for pipelay equipment and Wood Group for the pipeline design and pipelay engineering. Operations are scheduled to start in Q2 2017 offshore Gabon with an MPSV from the Bourbon Evolution 800 series. ROV services and a PSV, all provided by BOURBON, will also support survey and air diving operations for spool and riser installation.
“We are very proud of the trust that Total has placed in us for this first pipelay EPCI contract. Such a comprehensive project allows BOURBON and its Gabonese partners to demonstrate our capacity to bring the best integrated services and cost-effective solutions to our clients,” comments Patrick Belenfant, BOURBON’s Senior VP Subsea Services.