MONTREAL, Quebec, October 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Burntisland Fabrications Ltd. (BiFab) for the Detailed Design for the four jackets of the Cygnus field development in the southern UK sector of the North Sea.
The jackets will be located at a water depth of about 20metres in the Southern Gas Basin, approximately 150 km northeast of Easington in UK Blocks 44/11a and 44/12a. The gas export route will consist of a new 50-km pipeline connection to the ETS pipeline, and run through the onshore gas terminal at Bacton. The four jackets support two well head platforms, as well as production and living quarters platforms. The participating interests in License P1055 are GDF SUEZ (Operator) 38.75%, Centrica 48.75% and Bayerngas 12.5%.
The work with BiFab, a new customer, aligns with SNC-Lavalin's strategy of expanding its offshore customer base. The award builds on FEED optimisation work carried out to support GDFSUEZ in this significant gas field development project, and further consolidates SNC-Lavalin's position as a leading engineering contractor for North Sea jackets delivered from the company's offshore engineering centre in London.
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries around the world, and is currently working in some 100 countries.
Anne Stone Johnson
Vice-President, Global Communications, Hydrocarbons & Chemicals