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Subsea 7 Announces First North Sea Contract Win from Ithaca Energy

16 July 08

16 July 2008

Subsea 7 Inc (OSE Symbol: SUB), one of the world’s leading subsea engineering and construction companies, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited for installation works in Block 12/21c of the UK Sector North Sea approximately 10.5km north east of the existing Beatrice Alpha facilities. The contract is valued in excess of US $22 million.

Subsea 7 is to provide project management, fabrication, installation and offshore pre-commissioning of a 10.5km production and water injection pipeline and power cable tie-back of the new Jacky platform to the Beatrice Alpha platform with a 1km production and water injection pipeline tie-back of the Beatrice Bravo platform to a mid-line manifold structure. The offshore installation of the work is due to take place in late 2008 and will be carried out by the Seven Navica pipelay vessel assisted by the Seven Sisters construction vessel and Rockwater 1 dive support vessel.

The project will be managed and engineered from Subsea 7’s offices in Aberdeen with pipeline fabrication being undertaken at the company’s North Sea spoolbase at Vigra in Norway.

Robin Davies, Subsea 7’s North Sea Vice-President stated, “We are particularly delighted with this award as we have been able to secure work with Ithaca Energy on their first North Sea construction project. This award further consolidates the capabilities of Subsea 7 in undertaking fast track projects. We look forward to a safe and successful completion of this pipelay project and to working with Ithaca Energy on future projects.”