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The FSO will have storage capacity in excess of 350,000 bbls and the proj- ect is scheduled for installation in 3Q 2008.

PSS Wins $11m Contract

Perry Slingsby Systems (PSS) won a contract to supply two new genera- tion Triton XLX ROV systems and one Triton XLS ROV system to spe- cialist marine contracting services firm Canyon Offshore Inc. The agreement will see PSS deliver two of the 3,000 m systems this summer with the final system delivered before the end of the year. Each TXLX sys- tem features the ICE control system (Integrated Controls Engine) and a standard suite of survey and advanced

Subsea 7 Opens Spoolbase in Norway

The base was officially opened by Kristian Siem,

Chairman of Subsea 7 Inc., Knut Støbakk, the Mayor of

Giske Community, Morten Ruud, Executive Vice

President of StatoilHydro and Mel Fitzgerald, Chief

Executive Officer of Subsea 7 in a ceremony at the base.

The $30 million investment is key to further developing

Subsea 7's pipelay capability in the North Sea market.

Furthermore, it provides a strategic platform for new geographic markets such as the Barents Sea as that region opens up. The spoolbase is located beside the air- port on the island of Vigra on the North West coast of

Norway, close to the city of Aalesund. The base runs 3.7 km across the island and includes a purpose-built deep- water quay area, covering a total area of 284,505 sq. m.

The first project to be undertaken by the base is the fabrication of a 60 km 12-in. gas pipeline for

StatoilHydro. The pipeline will run from Kollsnes pro- cessing plant to the Mongstad refinery. One of the first vessels into the base is Subsea 7's new $200m Flex-lay/J-

Lay vessel the Seven Seas, picking up a pipeline for the

StatoilHydro Yttergryta project.


Top: Subsea 7 Vigra Opening Ceremony: (L to R) Mel

Fitzgerald, CEO, Subsea 7, Mayor of Giske Community,

Knut Støbakk, StatoilHydro rep Bård Heimset and

Kristian Siem, Chairman of Subsea 7 Inc.

Bottom: Subsea 7 Welding operations at Vigra


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