Press Releases - Contracts

Paris, September 21, 2004

Technip delivers the Angostura central platform topsides to BHP Billiton and its partners Total and Talisman

Technip announced today that it has completed and delivered a production deck to BHP Billiton and its partners Total and Talisman for the Angostura field in Trinidad & Tobago. It will be installed in a new oil field located approximately 22 miles offshore Trinidad & Tobago in a water depth of 114 feet.

The platform is designed for a throughput of 100,000 BOPD and 325 MMSCFD. The 5,000 ton structure was engineered by Technip Offshore Inc., one of the Group’s U.S. entities based in Houston, Texas, and fabricated at Technip’s Gulf Marine Fabricators yard (GMF) in Ingleside, Texas.

Technip’s scope of work for the project comprised the engineering, fabrication and testing of the central production module and the power generation module as one unit, engineering, lifting and setting of the compression module onto the central production module, and lifting and setting of the living quarters onto the transportation barge. GMF’s specialized lifting device (SLD) was utilized to perform these lifts totaling 3,500 tons. Technip also performed the integration and hook up of the compression module to the production module. As a result of Technip’s emphasis on HSE performance, the project achieved 300,000 man hours without a lost time accident.

The contract was awarded on May 13, 2003, and . Ffabrication started on June 16, 2003. The deck was completed on August 31, 2004 and sailed away to Trinidad and Tobago on September 2, 2004.


With a workforce of about 19,000 persons, Technip ranks among the top five corporations in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering, construction and services. Headquartered in Paris, the Group is listed in New York and Paris. The Group’s main engineering and business centers are located in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the United States, Brazil, Abu-Dhabi, China, India, Malaysia and Australia. The Group has high-quality industrial and construction facilities in France, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Finland and Angola as well as a world-class fleet of offshore construction vessels.


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