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Clair Living Quarters & Utility Building Contract Awarded

BP today announced that the contract to build the accommodation modules for the Clair project, has been awarded to LEIRVIK Module Technology A/S.

This Contract, the first major element of construction activity to be awarded as the Clair project develops, is valued at around £13.5 million. Terry Hughes, BP's Performance Unit Leader for Clair, said that the tendering process for the contract had been a very competitive one.

The Clair Project partners have consistenly stated that all of the components of the project would be competitively bid. The contract for the accommodation modules attracted first class bids across a broad range of criteria, from technical to commercial aspects. Each of the tenders was submitted to a rigorous evalutation process which examined the competence of each company in various areas. LEIRVIK Module Technology was competitive in terms of both cost and technical content.

LEIRVIK MT has vast experience with projects of this size and type and has demonstrated that it has exceptional technical competence. We are delighted to be working with a company of such ability.

The accommodation contract involves the fabrication of the living quarters and utility building, which will form part of the topsides for Clair. Work on finalising design will commence immediately and fabrication work vill follow.

Clair information
The Clair field is the largest discovered but as yet undeveloped, hydrocarbon resource on the UK Continental Shelf. Discovered in 1977, the field is located 75 km west of Shetland in approximately 140 metres of water. Development of the Clair Project is expected to cost around £ 650 million. Phase 1 of the Clair development has recoverable reserves of 250 million barrels of oil. Plateau production from phase 1 of the development is expected to be 60 000 barrels of oil a day and 15 million cubic feet of gas a day.

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