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Vallourec Wins Tubes Contract for the World’s Largest FPSO

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 11/21/2016, Location: Africa

Egina is an ultra deep offshore project, 130 km off the coast of Nigeria, at a depth of 1750 m. The field infrastructure consists of a subsea production system tied in to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel with a processing capacity of 200,000 barrels a day and a storage capacity of 2.3 million barrels.

Vallourec is supplying Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), world leader in Shipbuilding and Offshore Industry, with over 1,700 tons of pipe for the world's largest FPSO for the Egina offshore oil field in Nigeria.; the project management team of the Pipe Project Division is coordinating quality planning, production and delivery for over 250 different items from the mills in France, Germany and Brazil. The FPSO will be 330 m long, 61 m wide and 34 m high. The topside alone, where the pipes will be installed, will weigh 47,500 tons.

In association with a local Nigerian company (Bell Oil & Gas) Vallourec has already delivered for EGINA Project the full package of 24,000 tons premium subsea line pipe: 16,000 tons of flowlines used for production, water injection and gas export lines, and 8,000 tons for a riser pipe-in-pipe construction. In line with new Nigerian Content act, Vallourec has also provided in country project management along with training for Nigerian engineers.

“We are excited to bring our contribution to this new stage of Egina, and to the FPSO. It proves the extent of our global solutions and completes our offer of premium products, advanced testing, project management and local content in Nigeria. It demonstrates Vallourec Pipe Projects as a true Offshore and Onshore provider, bringing value and cost-effectiveness to complex projects.” Frédéric Castrec, Managing Director Pipe Project Division.

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