Company will provide engineering for 20,000-tonne oil platform substructure
MONTREAL: SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by Statoil UK to carry out front-end engineering for its roughly 20,000-tonne substructure for the Mariner offshore development in the North Sea.
“We’re very pleased to be working with Statoil on this project, which it considers one of its landmark offshore UK development projects,” said Andy Mackintosh, executive vice-president, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. “Securing this engineering contract for one of the largest North Sea jackets in recent times, demonstrates our depth of expertise in a globally competitive market.”
The jacket, which holds the substructure in place, will be installed by barge and located at a depth of 110 metres and support 50 wells. It will also support a large production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) topside facility. The oil will be exported to a nearby floating storage unit and then to market by shuttle tanker. Statoil expects a final investment decision in late 2012 and first oil in late 2012.