Saipem UK wins Tampen Link award

Statoil has awarded Saipem UK a contract worth nearly £9 million to lay the Tampen Link pipeline in the North Sea.

This transport facility will run for 23 kilometres from Statoil’s Statfjord field and tie into the British Flags system, which links Brent with St Fergus in Scotland.

Expected to take about 12 days, work on laying the 32-inch pipeline will be carried out between April and May 2007 by the Castoro Sei laybarge.

Tampen Link is scheduled to be ready for operation on 1 October 2007, whereupon the operation of the link will be transferred from Statoil to Norway's Gassco.