Technip S.A. was a company that carried out project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry; in 2017 it completed a merger with FMC Technologies to form TechnipFMC. Its headquarters were in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It has about 38,000 employees and operates in 48 countries.
|Fate||merged with FMC Technologies|
|Founder||French Institute of Petroleum |
|Products||Project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry|
Number of employees
|37,500 (July 2015)|
TECHNIP is primarily in the energy business and is active in three business segments, namely Subsea, Offshore & Onshore. It has around 38,000 employees and operates in 48 countries. It owns a fleet of 21 vessels in operation with 6 more under construction. As of the end of 2014, while the operating income of Technip Group from recurring activities stood at ~ Euros 825 million, the total revenues stood at more than Euros 10.7 billion.
Technip was established in 1958 by IFP, Institut français du pétrole, as Compagnie française d'études et de construction Technip.
In the 1960s, the company completed its first international projects in Africa and Asia. In the 1970s Technip became an international group with the acquisition of an office in Rome and the creation of Technip Geoproduction, a subsidiary specialized in hydrocarbon field equipment. During this period, Coflexip – a firm specialized in the design, manufacture and supply of flexible subsea flowlines – was created by the IFP (French Petroleum Institute) and opened a flexible flowline manufacturing plant in Le Trait, France, as well as offices in Houston, Aberdeen and Rio de Janeiro.
In the 1980s Technip opened operating centers in Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi. Coflexip opened a second flowline manufacturing plant in Brazil and branched out into the manufacture of umbilicals with the establishment of the Duco plant in Newcastle, UK.
Coflexip acquired Stena Offshore while Technip acquired several companies with strong technological expertise: Speichim, Krebs and KTI. Already established in the United States, KTI enabled Technip to set up in North America. Coflexip established a presence in Australia and acquired the Norwegian company Stena Offshore.
In the 2000s, Technip merged with Coflexip, which had just acquired Aker Maritime's Deepwater Division. The unified group is now one of the top five companies worldwide in engineering, technology and services for the energy industry. Many major contracts are signed, notably in the Middle East in the liquefied natural gas (LNG), ethylene and refining sectors.
In 2010 three major assets came into operation: the Technip fleet expanded to 17 vessels with the addition of the Apache II, one of the most advanced pipelay vessels in the industry, and the Skandi Vitoria, a Brazilian-flagged vessel dedicated to the pre-salt market. Asiaflex Products, the Group’s third flexible pipe production plant, located in Tanjung Langsat, Malaysia was inaugurated.
In 2011, Technip acquired Global Industries, substantially expanding its addressable market in subsea.
Merger with FMC
The all-share deal would result in a new company named TechnipFMC with a market value of about $13 billion.
TechnipFMC has three headquarters in Houston, Paris and London under new Houston-based CEO Doug Pferdehirt, who worked as FMC’s chief operating officer. Former Technip chairman and CEO Thierry Pilenko is the new executive chairman.
In August 2019, Doug Pferdehirt announces that TechnipFMC will be split into two independent engineering companies. The separation is expected to be completed by the end of the first semester 2020. The former Technip entity, without the subsea business, will be renamed Technip Energies.
In June 2010 Technip S.A. agreed to pay a $338 million criminal penalty to resolve charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its participation in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts.
Technip was certified as one of the first five companies in the world as a Global Top Employer 2015 which recognizes first-class employee offerings globally and equally. This independent certification delivered by the Top Employers Institute demonstrates the quality and consistency of the company’s human resources policies and practices all around the globe.
Technip has also been certified as a top employer in 24 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela and Vietnam) as well as in three regions (Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America).
Financial and stock market information
|Operating income from recurring activities||333.2||247.0||656.9||676.7||620.3||709.5||821.7||844.5||825|
The Technip share is listed on Euronext Paris and on the American over-the-counter market.
- ISIN: FR0000131708
- Nominal value: euro
|Years (at 12/31)||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014|
|Number of outstanding shares(in millions) (a)||109||109||110||111||113||113||114|
|Market capitalization (in € millions) (Figures at the closing trade date)||2,380||5,400||7,600||8,040||9,816||7,941||5,631|
The Technip share is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Low Carbon 100 index and the ASPI Eurozone.
(a) Does not include the exercise of options arising from the current share purchase or share subscription option plans.
- Technip full Year 2014 results, sur "<Technip.com>".
- "Access map." Technip. Retrieved on 26. "89 avenue de la Grande Armée Paris 16"
- "TechnipFMC launches as newly merged offshore giant". Fuel Fix. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
- Williams, Selina; Landauro, Inti (2016-05-19). "FMC-Technip Merger to Create $13 Billion Oil-Services Firm". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
- "TechnipFMC". TechnipFMC. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
- "France's Technip Settles U.S. Bribery Charges". Retrieved 18 February 2015.
- "Bloomberg Business: SEC Alleges Insider Trading". Retrieved 18 February 2015.
- Technip certified Top Employers in 24 countries and 3 regions sur "<www.top-employers.com>".
- "Financial Times". July 7, 2015.