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Technip S.A.
Société Anonyme
Traded as EuronextTEC
Industry Engineering
Founded 1958
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people
Thierry Pilenko (Chairman & CEO)
Products Project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry
Revenue €10.7 billion (end 2014)
€825 million (end 2014)
Profit €437 million (end 2014)
Total assets €14.6 billion (end 2014)
Number of employees
38,000 (end 2014)

Technip S.A. is a company that carries out project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry. Its headquarters are in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.[1] It has about 38,000 employees and operates in 48 countries. Technip shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange and the USA[2] over-the-counter (OTC) market as an American Depositary Receipt (ADR: TKPPY).


TECHNIP is primarily in Energy business and is active in all the three business segments namely, Subsea, Offshore & Onshore. Around 38,000 in its roles, Technip operates in 48 Countries. In addition to man-power, It owns a fleet of 21 vessels in operation and 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.[3]


Technip head office, 89 avenue de la Grande-Armée, Paris 16th arr.

Technip was established in 1958 by IFP, Institut Français du Pétrole, as Compagnie Française d'Etudes et de Construction Technip.

In the 1960s, the company saw its first series of international successes with the completion of 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 expanded its global presence and 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.

In the 1990s Technip was listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and Coflexip was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Coflexip acquired Stena Offshore while Technip became a world-leading engineering group through the acquisition of companies with strong technological expertise: Speichim, Krebs and KTI. Already firmly 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. The Technip share was included in the CAC40, the benchmark index on the Paris Stock Exchange, in September 2009.

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 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.[4]

In 2011, Technip acquired Global Industries and substantially expanded its addressable market in subsea. Global Industries' capabilities, offshore heavy lift know-how and assets along with Technip’s unique vertically integrated range of products and services enabled an offer of substantial value in the execution of complex projects from deep-to-shore. The US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit in the federal Southern District of New York alleging insider trading.[5]

In 2012 Technip acquired Stone & Webster Process Technologies and associated oil and gas engineering capabilities from The Shaw Group.


Thierry Pilenko was named Chairman and CEO of Technip in April 2007.

The Chairman & CEO is assisted in his management responsibilities by the EXCOM comprising the two Chief Operating Officers, the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Human Resources, the General Counsel and one other senior executive from the operational business.

The members of the Executive Committee are:

  • Thierry Pilenko Chairman & CEO
  • Knut Boe, President North Sea Canada
  • John Harrison, General Counsel
  • Hallvard Hasselknippe, President Subsea
  • Thierry Parmentier, Group HR Director
  • Nello Uccelletti, President Onshore/Offshore
  • Julian Waldron, Group CFO

The Executive Committee prepares decisions for submission to Technip's Board of Directors, concerning, in particular, the approval of the accounts, the definition of the objectives and budgets, the strategic orientations and the acquisitions or sales of assets and companies. It is also consulted on plans and recommendations for internal auditing, IT and telecommunications, human resources and asset management issues.

The Group's corporate divisions –Finance and Control, Human Resources, General Counsel and Communications, QHSE, Security, and Risk Management– support the Regions and Business Units and report to the Chairman and CEO.

Technip certified 2015 Global Top Employer[edit]

Technip is 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 single 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).[6]

Financial and stock market information[edit]

Key Figures in millions of €
Years 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Revenue 6,926.5 7,886.5 7,481.4 6,456.0 6,081.9 6,813.0 8,203.9 9,336.1 10,724.5
Operating income from recurring activities 333.2 247.0 656.9 676.7 620.3 709.5 821.7 844.5 825
Net income 201.9 128.0 454.3 170.4 417.6 507.3 539.7 563.1 436.6

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.


  1. ^ "Access map." Technip. Retrieved on 26. "89 avenue de la Grande Armée Paris 16"
  2. ^ Technip aux Etats-Unis: de l’énergie à revendre ! Bourse les Echos, October 18, 2013
  3. ^ Technip full Year 2014 results, sur "<>".
  4. ^ "France's Technip Settles U.S. Bribery Charges". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bloomberg Business: SEC Alleges Insider Trading". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Technip certified Top Employers in 24 countries and 3 regions sur "<>".

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