Saipem Wins $700 Mln Worth of Offshore Contracts
Liza field is located approximately 200 Km off the shores of Guyana in the Stabroek Block at a water depth up to 1,850 meters. The second phase of the development has a larger number of wells and related subsea equipment than its predecessor and will produce an estimated 220,000 BOPD. Stefano Cao, Saipem CEO, commented,"For Saipem this award is significant and strategic, and consistently supports our aim to consolidate our leading position in the offshore Subsea Flowlines Umbilicals and Risers (SURF) market. It also consolidates our relations with an important client such as ExxonMobil and allows us to contribute safely to the development of Guyana's significant hydrocarbon resources. Finally, this project is expected to involve the recently acquired vessel Constellation which, together with the FDS2, will ensure an offshore execution campaign to achieve first oil by 2022." Furthermore, through its subsidiary Boscongo SA, Saipem has been awarded a new Offshore E&C contract in the Republic of Congo for an MMO (Maintenance, Modifications & Operations) project in relation to the Centrale Electrique du Congo, which covers over half of the country's electricity supply. The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning, as well as the start-up and performance tests for the project, the purpose of which is to expand the capacity of the open cycle power plant located 15 km to the south east of Pointe Noire, in proximity to Saipem's yard which will provide necessary support to the project activities. Output will be brought from the present 300 MW to 450 MW. The overall value of the contracts is approximately $700 million.