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Vallourec supplying tubes for the construction of the world’s largest FPSO

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Egina is an ultra deep offshore project, 130 km off the coast of Nigeria, at a depth of 1750 m. The field infrastructure consists of a subsea production system tied in to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel with a processing capacity of 200 000 bpd and a storage capacity of 2.3 million bbls.

Vallourec is supplying Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), world leader in Shipbuilding and Offshore Industry, with over 1700 t of pipe for the world's largest FPSO for the Egina offshore oilfield in Nigeria.; the project management team of the Pipe Project Division is coordinating quality planning, production and delivery for over 250 different items from the mills in France, Germany and Brazil. The FPSO will be 330 m long, 61 m wide and 34 m high. The topside alone, where the pipes will be installed, will weigh 47 500 t.

In association with a local Nigerian company (Bell Oil & Gas) Vallourec has already delivered for EGINA Project the full package of 24 000 t premium subsea line pipe: 16 000 t of flowlines used for production, water injection and gas export lines, and 8000 t for a riser pipe-in-pipe construction. In line with new Nigerian Content act, Vallourec has also provided in country project management along with training for Nigerian engineers.

“We are excited to bring our contribution to this new stage of Egina, and to the FPSO. It proves the extent of our global solutions and completes our offer of premium products, advanced testing, project management and local content in Nigeria. It demonstrates Vallourec Pipe Projects as a true Offshore and Onshore provider, bringing value and cost-effectiveness to complex projects.” Frédéric Castrec, Managing Director Pipe Project Division.

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