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Technip awarded an inspection, repair and maintenance contract by BP

Monday, Dec 03, 2012

Technip was awarded by BP a four-year extension to an existing Subsea Construction, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (SCIRM) frame agreement, for various assets in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Under this contract, Technip will continue to provide solutions supported by highly skilled divers for BP’s existing UK subsea infrastructure until 2017.

Bill Morrice, Managing Director, Technip’s UK operating centre said: "We are delighted to be awarded this extension that will see Technip carry out work for BP's UKCS assets as part of the ongoing SCIRM contract. This renewed agreement confirms Technip as BP’s contractor of choice until 2017 and could potentially utilise DSVs (Diving Support Vessels) from Technip's fleet for up to 80 days per year.

Bill added: “This type of contract provides multiple benefits to Technip, including high vessel utilisation, a foundation of work spanning many years and further development opportunities for our subsea engineers. This particular award extends our long-term relationship with BP and aligns with Technip’s field development integrated solutions.”

Trevor Garlick, Regional President BP North Sea, said: “We are continuing to invest heavily in our core North Sea assets and contractors with a strong presence in the north east of Scotland are playing a vital role supporting this strategy. We look forward to continuing to work with Technip to safely maintain our existing and new subsea infrastructure.”

This contract will be managed by Technip’s UK operating centre in Aberdeen, Scotland with a dedicated team of around 30 people providing annual support.

Source: Technip

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