Subsea 7 awarded Van Oord contracts to establish landfall and execute subsea rock installation works BP’s West Nile Delta project, reported Offshore Magazine. This includes the development of gas fields located 65km from Egypt’s North Coast.

The first phase of the development projects includes the Taurus and Libra fields. Additionally, it consists of a nine-well tieback to the existing Burullus facilities, according to the Construction Index. The work granted to Van Oord includes the installation of a cofferdam, trenching, and pipe pull activities that will be executed in 2017. This landfall area is located at the Burrulus terminal near Edco, 50km from Alexandria.

Van Oord will install a trailing suction hopper dredger, backhoe dredger, and a 600-metric ton winch. Besides, the Stornes fall pipe vessel will be installed within 2016 in order to perform equipment activities to prevent upheaval buckling.

West Nile Delta project is expected to produce about 1.2 bcf/d of gas, the equivalent to about 30% of Egypt’s current gas output. All the produced gas will be fed into the country’s national gas grid.

In related news, Egypt Oil&Gas reported that the Pharaonic Petroleum Company had awarded UK’s Subsea 7 with offshore contract to operate Egypt’s Atoll field. The contract was valued at $300m, and included engineering, procurement, and construction work, in addition to the  installation of the 105km umbilical and 40km rigid pipelines, as well as associated structures to tie it in with the existing Taurt field at a water depth of 100m.