Petrobras, on behalf of the Libra Consortium, has awarded TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for the Mero 1 presalt field, according to a Feb. 6 news release.

The field is located in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil at a water depth of 2,100 m.

The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction of all rigid lines as well as the installation and pre-commissioning of all the infield riser and flowline system for interconnecting 13 wells to the FPSO, the release said.

Also included in the contract, which has a value between $500 million and $1 billion, are the installation of rigid pipelines and other required subsea equipment. Flowlines and steel tube umbilicals will be provided by Petrobras, according to the release.

The consortium that awarded the contract comprises Petrobras, Shell, Total, CNOOC Limited, CNPC and Pré-Sal Petróleo.