Contract secures 100 jobs at Subsea's Wick fabrication facility
Subsea7 will produce 14km (8.7 mile) of new gas pipeline for the Clair Ridge drilling project where the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet.
The contract, for BPs £4.5 million development west of Shetland, will secure 100 jobs at Subsea7's Wick fabrication facility.
The contract is for the second phase development of the giant Clair field, part of a wider £10 billion, five-year investment BP plans to spend on development in the region in partnership with Shell, Conoco Phillips and Chevron.
When these projects peak they are expected to provide 3,000 oil and gas supply jobs and sustain more than 3,500 jobs in BP's North Sea operations.
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said: "This major contract underlines the confidence of the oil andgas sector and world-leading engineering firms with bases in Scotland.
"The construction of the pipeline is an essential step in opening up the considerable potential of the west-of-Shetland field.
"The contract award to Subsea7 isjust the latest piece of good news for the UK's oil and gas sectorand its supply chain in Scotland. I welcome the investment by BP andthe jobs and expertise which will be secured in the Wick facility as a result."
Subsea7 UK vice-president Steph McNeill said: "We are pleased to be awarded this major pipeline project by BP. We look forward to helping bring on-stream the Clair Ridge project in an efficient, timely and safe manner."