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Subsea 7 awarded additional work on VITO development

Export pipelines award demonstrates Subsea 7’s strong track record for cost-effective execution in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Subsea 7 has increased its planned activity in the Gulf of Mexico region with the award of a second construction contract for the Vito development. The Vito field is located approximately 150 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana, with water depths up to 4,000ft. 

The latest contract(1) was awarded by Enbridge Offshore Facilities, LLC, for the transportation and installation of 50 miles of 18-inch oil export pipelines, 17 miles of 10-inch Gas Export pipelines and three miles of associated Steel Catenary Risers and pipeline end terminations.  

Project management and engineering will take place in Houston, Texas, with support from Subsea 7’s offices in Glasgow, UK and Paris, France. Offshore installation activities are scheduled for 2019 and 2020. 

Subsea 7 is already providing project management, engineering, procurement, and installation services to Shell Vito, as part of a sizeable(2) contract awarded and announced earlier this year.  As the contractor selected by both Shell and Enbridge, Subsea 7 is able to manage interface risk between the two contracts and provide optimised and simplified execution. 

Craig Broussard, Subsea 7 Vice President for the Gulf of Mexico, said: “This second Vito contract underlines Subsea 7’s reputation in the Gulf of Mexico for providing cost-effective solutions even in the most challenging deepwater environments. The choice of Subsea 7 as the contractor for the subsea scope of both awards enables additional efficiencies and seamless delivery.” 

1. This contract’s value is below Subsea 7’s disclosure threshold of USD 50 million.
2. Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million.