Subsea 7 to use "world’s biggest ship" on $800 million underwater job
The world’s largest pipe-laying ship the “Seven Borealis” is to be used for developing the Martin Linge field.
Total awarded Subsea 7 the largest-ever underwater development and installation contract in Norway. It is worth an estimated USD 800 million (about NOK 4.7 billion).
The four-year process encompasses everything from engineering, planning, and design work to manufacture of equipment to be used on the seabed, in addition to testing, and completion.
According to Stuart Fitzgerald, 100 people at Subsea7 are to work with the project on land. 400-500 personnel will also work offshore when activity nears its peak. This is in addition to the many subcontractors’ employees.
“The new ship is one of the reasons we won this contract,” Mr Fitzgerald declares.
“Seven Borealis” will lay the gas pipe between Martin Linge and Kollsnes.
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