BP hires TechnipFMC to build FPSO for Tortue Ahmeyim project

TechnipFMC has been awarded by BP a large contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit to be deployed offshore on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal.

Source: BP

The BP-operated Tortue/Ahmeyim field development is located in the C-8 block off the shore of Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal.

For TechnipFMC, a “large” contract ranges between $500 million and $1 billion. This award is a continuation to the FEED (front end engineering design) contract awarded in April 2018, TechnipFMC said on Friday.

TechnipFMC said it will bring its expertise to deliver major projects, leveraging extensive experience with fabrication yards and from successful references for delivery of offshore gas monetization facilities such as Floating Liquid Natural Gas (FLNG), FPSO and conventional platforms.

Nello Uccelletti, President of TechnipFMC’s Onshore/Offshore business, commented: “We are honored to be entrusted with the execution of this prestigious contract in West Africa which is a testimonial to our long-term partnership with BP and our leadership in the Gas Monetization industry. This award is one of our strategic “early engagement” achievements, following the successful completion by TechnipFMC of the FEED study.”

The initial subsea infrastructure connects the first four wells consolidated through production pipelines leading to this FPSO. From here liquids are removed and the export gas is transported via a pipeline to the LNG hub terminal where the gas is liquefied.

The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which will process the gas, removing heavier hydrocarbon components. The gas will then be transferred to a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility at an innovative nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.

Earlier this week, BP awarded Golar LNG a contract for an FLNG unit to be deployed at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.

Golar LNG had previously been given Limited Notice to Proceed with Tortue FLNG ahead of the Final Investment Decision for the project which was made on December 21, 2018. Golar confirmed the firm charter contract was awarded to its subsidiary Gimi MS last Tuesday.

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