Saipem secures engineering agreement with Equinor
Saipem has signed a two-year
frame agreement with Equinor, covering engineering services worldwide.
The agreement encompasses feasibility and conceptual studies, FEED, detailed
engineering and related follow-on and support for R&D activities, as
well as assistance to Equinor on its upcoming projects, including work
in the onshore, offshore and floating wind sectors.
The scope of the frame agreement covers, but is not limited to, offshore
trunklines including landfalls and flowlines, onshore pipelines, components,
subsea structures, field layout and routing design for products such as
umbilicals, cables, static flexibles and power cables.
Saipem and Equinor have been collaborating for over a decade, backed by
frame agreements - namely those regarding transportation and installation
(T&I) as well as Subsea Construction works. Furthermore, in October
2019 Saipem signed a subsea service contract with Equinor, which entails
the use of Saipem’s Underwater Intervention Drone (UID) Hydrone-R and
the all-electric Work Class ROV Hydrone-W in the Njord Field development.
More recently, Saipem and Equinor signed a cooperation agreement to develop
an innovative technological solution for a solar panel floating park for
near coastal installations.
Francesco Racheli Coo, E&C Offshore Division, commented: “This
new agreement with Equinor, a leading player in the energy industry, consolidates
a long and successful relationship and co-operation. Our ability in providing
research and technology solutions to a company committed to long-term value
creation testifies our leadership and reliability in the sector. In particular,
our solutions in the renewable energy sector will allow us to accompany
Equinor on its energy transition journey, supporting them with our technologies
and highly qualified expertise”.