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The BP-led $12bn, 5 tcf West Nile Delta (WND) project has taken a major step forward with the 30 July award of a $500mn contract to London-based Subsea 7 for development of the Taurus and Libra fields that form the first WND phase.
Work involves “engineering, procurement, installation and pre-commissioning of subsea infrastructure required to develop the hydrocarbon resources from nine wells including 75km of umbilicals and 100km of pipeline,” Subsea 7 says.
“Engineering and project management work will commence immediately and will be undertaken at Subsea 7’s Global Projects Centre in London. Fabrication of the subsea structures and spools will be carried out at the Petrojet Maadia yard near Alexandria,” with “offshore installation scheduled to begin in the second half of 2016,” the firm adds.
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