More contracts signed under Shah Deniz project in Azerbaijan

April 11, 2014

The consortium for the development of the Shah Deniz gas condensate field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea has signed a contract with the consortium consisting of BOS Shelf LLC, Saipem Contracting Netherlands B.V. and Star Gulf FZCO for the fabrication of the jackets for the two planned offshore platforms, pin piles and subsea structures under the Shah Deniz-2 project, British BP, the operator of the field's development said on April 10, Trend has reported. The total cost of the contract is $750 million.

In addition, the Shah Deniz consortium has also recently awarded a contract for the supply of the subsea production systems. The estimated value of this contract is $394 million and it has been awarded to FMC Technologies Inc. The scope of work under this contract includes the supply of equipment for the first two production clusters consisting of subsea manifolds, associated controls and connection components.

The first contract, for its part, includes construction of two single batter jackets - both 110 metres in height. The jackets will weigh 13,400 and 12,300 tonnes including the flotation tanks. In addition, the contract includes the fabrication of 2,300 subsea structures with a total weight of 30,000 tonnes.

All construction and fabrication work under this contract will be undertaken at SOCAR's Baku Deepwater Jacket Factory (BDJF) named after Heydar Aliyev, involving local workforce. The contract envisages fabrication, transportation and installation of the offshore facilities - jackets, pipelines and subsea structures - under Shah Deniz project.

Copyright: Trend Press Office, 2014