TechnipFMC said Shell granted it a significant engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the Jackdaw development in the United Kingdom (UK) North Sea.
Shell took its final investment decision (FID) on Jackdaw in July after securing regulatory approvals. Expected to come online in the mid-2020s, Jackdaw is expected to account for 6% of UK projected North Sea gas production at its peak, in the middle of this decade.
The contract to TechnipFMC covers pipelays for a 30-kilometer tieback from the new Jackdaw platform to Shell’s Shearwater platform, as well as an associated riser, spool pieces, subsea structures, and umbilicals.
The tieback will use pipe-in-pipe technology, which is designed for high pressure, high temperature use, TechnipFMC said.
Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented, “We’re excited to embark on this significant project together in the UK North Sea. Our strong technical record and our ability to design, engineer, construct and install were key to our success in winning this award.”
TechnipFMC was most recently hired by ExxonMobil for the installation of risers and pipelines for Guyana’s Gas-to-Energy project.