Framo Engineering wins Total E&P Angola subsea contract

Offhore AngolaThe pump system to be built offshore Angola is based on the newest development of the helico-axial technology. (Image source: Tom Jervis)Framo Engineering has announced that it has been awarded a US$200mn contract by Total E&P Angola for the supply of a subsea multiphase pumping system for the Girassol Resources Initiatives (GirRI) Project

Planning is underway for the installation of the multiphase pump system in Block 17, offshore Angola, at an estimated 1,350m water depth, which is set to increase the rates from two production flow loops.

The new pump system is based on the newest development of the helico-axial technology, which can withstand a record differential pressure of up to 120 bar.

“This is our third contract to provide booster pump systems for Total E&P Angola's Block 17 asset, the first one being the Pazflor pumping system,” remarked Ole Steine, managing director of Framo Engineering.

“Our experience in delivering more than 25 of these systems will enable us to support Total in extending the life of Girassol,” he added.

After construction the system will be tested at the Framo Engineering advanced test facility at Horsoy, Norway, and is set for launch in summer 2014.

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