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SHELL HANDS OUT PENGUINS AWARD TO SUBSEA 7

Subsea engineering and construction services firm Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Shell for the Penguins redevelopment project, located approximately 150 miles north-east of the Shetland Islands.

The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract incorporates the fabrication of two pipeline bundles containing pipe-in-pipe production flowlines, gas lift flowlines and control systems, Subsea 7 said on Monday.

Additionally, this award includes the fabrication of a 9km 16″ gas export pipeline, flexible riser system, dynamic umbilical riser system and associated subsea tie-ins.

Project management and engineering work will start immediately in Aberdeen, with support from Subsea 7’s specialist technical Pipeline Group in Glasgow. Offshore activities are scheduled for 2020 and 2021, the company said.

Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK & Canada, said: “Following the successful conclusion of a competitive design competition, we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring our extensive expertise to a project of this importance. In doing so it demonstrates Shell’s confidence in our value-adding solutions, and continues a successful North Sea collaboration that has been in place since 1984.”

Shell sanctioned the Penguins project last January, authorizing the construction of an FPSO, the first new manned installation for Shell in the northern North Sea in almost 30 years.

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