TECHNIP has awarded service provider Civmec with a contract for the fabrication and testing of 68 jumper spools for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone project.

This contract consists of the fabrication of pipe spools of various materials such as CRA Inconel clad pipe, Super Duplex and carbon steel with pipe sizes ranging from 6 inches up to 44 inches in diameter.

Work on weld procedures started in August with fabrication expected to start later this year.

Civmec chief executive Pat Tallon said the company was pleased to be involved in the project.

“Given that we are currently completing works for Technip, this is seen by us as a good indicator of their satisfaction with our service and also further demonstrates our ability to win repeat work in the oil and gas sector from our existing client base,” he said.

The company also secured a master service order contract from Technip for the supply, fabrication and testing of subsea components for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) development.

The initial award includes the following components associated with Technip’s installation activities implemented for Shell’s Prelude FLNG – incorporating eight buckle triggers and four suction piles.

Civmec is currently expanding its existing subsea capabilities by undertaking the construction of a specialised subsea facility for exotic materials at its waterfront facility located in Henderson, Western Australia.

The expansion is part of the strategy to increase cross-disciplinary capabilities to provide end-to-end solutions and enhance its position as a preferred heavy engineering specialist in Western Australia and Northern Territory.

It will continue to seek such opportunities in the oil and gas industry, which it has identified as a potential sector of growth.