Coflexip Stena Offshore and Premier Marché: announced that Coflexip Stena Offshore Norge AS, its Norwegian entity, has just received a letter of intent from Norsk Hydro for the Fram Vest EPCI contract worth NOK 640 million. The Fram Vest field is located approximately 20km North of the Troll C platform in the North Sea in approximately 360 m water depth. The scope of work for the Fram Vest project comprises supply, fabrication and installation of flowlines and risers from the Troll C platform to two subsea templates located at 25 km from the platform. CSO will design, procure, fabricate and install two 10″ flexible risers, one multibore riser, one dynamic service umbilical riser, each of 800m length, and two rigid flowlines of 12″ and 13″ diameter for a total length of 50 km. In addition, the scope includes installation of 25 km of static service umbilical. The flexible risers will be manufactured at CSO’s flexible manufacturing plant in Le Trait, France, while the CSO spoolbase at Orkanger, Norway, will perform the fabrication of the rigid flowlines. The offshore installation of the system will be undertaken summer 2003 using the CSO Constructor for the flexible risers and umbilical, and the CSO Apache reelship for the rigid flowlines.