Saipem announces contract awards

MILAN, July 7, 2016 – Eni engineering and construction subsidiary Saipem on Thursday announced the award of offshore engineering and construction contracts with a combined value of more than USD 1.5 billion, including work related to the Zohr gasfield development project in Egyptian waters.


While not specifying an amount, Saipem noted that the Egypt contract award by Petrobel was its “most significant” one. The work awarded by the Eni-Egypt General Petroleum Corporation joint venture will see Saipem install trunklines and carry out engineering, procurement, construction and installation work on 6 wells and their umbilical systems in 1,700m of water. The company expects to fulfil the scope of its contract by the end of 2017.

“We will mobilize a fleet of vessels with last-generation capabilities, and leverage on our proven expertise and consolidated presence in the area, in order to ensure our clients achieve their targets,” Saipem CEO Stefano Cao said in a press release. The company aims to deploy its Castorone pipelaying vessel, the semisubmersible pipelayer Castoro Sei and pipelay barge Castoro 10, among other vessels.

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