Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has given Technip instructions to begin the engineering, construction and transport of a 23,000-ton Truss Spar hull for their Heidelberg field development located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, at a water depth of 5,310 feet.
With this letter of intent, Technip will be able to begin construction work on the project in advance of the expected project sanctioning around summer 2013.
“Technip is really proud to have received this Letter of Intent,” said Technip’s Senior Vice President, North America Region, David Dickson. “Not only does it strengthen our long-lasting relationship with Anadarko but it also confirms its continuous trust in the Group’s extensive know-how and expertise in Spar technology. After Lucius, awarded last year and currently being built in our yard in Pori, Heidelberg will be the eighth Spar delivered by Technip to Anadarko.”
The Heidelberg Spar will have a capacity of more than 80,000 barrels of oil and 2.3 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas will provide the overall project management and engineering. The detailed hull design and fabrication will be carried out by Technip’s construction yard in Pori, Finland where most of Technip’s Spar projects have been manufactured.