Saipem, Effiage consortium bags Tortue award with BP

French engineering company Eiffage and Italian oilfield contractor Saipem have been awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) work on BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. 

Source: Effiage

Effiage said on Wednesday that BP awarded the company a €350 million ($400 million) deal for work on marine infrastructures on the Tortue LNG hub and terminal.

The Tortue Ahmeyim field development is located in the C-8 block offshore Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal.

The company added that the contract was awarded further to the execution of the FEED contract started in April 2018.

The near-shore hub and terminal marine infrastructure are encompassing berthing facilities for a permanently moored FLNG, the loading of LNG Carriers, and an offshore breakwater to shelter those facilities.

The 21 concrete caissons (16,500 tonnes), forming the breakwater will be built by Eiffage in Dakar, Senegal. Also, 2.5 million tons of quarry materials required for the underwater rumble mound for the caissons bed is expected to be produced, transported, and loaded for installation from Mauritania.

As for Saipem’s scope, it includes the use of subsea construction vessel Saipem 3000 for the installation of berthing and loading facilities. Up to 22,000 tonnes of marine structures will be fabricated at the Saipem shipyard in Indonesia in Karimun, the biggest construction yard in Southeast Asia.

While the contract value for Saipem has not been officially disclosed Offshore Energy Today has learned that the deal was worth between $350-400 million.

In related news, BP awarded Golar LNG a contract on Tuesday for an FLNG unit to be deployed at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.

Namely, Golar won a 20-year firm charter contract for an FLNG unit which would be converted from the LNG carrier Gimi by Keppel in Singapore.

Construction of FLNG Gimi will cost $1.3 billion and will take around four years. Expected to start production in 2022, the FLNG Gimi will liquify gas as part of the first phase of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project and be located at aa nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.

The floating unit FLNG Gimi is designed to produce an average of approximately 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum, with the total gas resources in the field estimated to be around 15 trillion cubic feet.

Worth noting, Singapore’s Keppel has agreed to subscribe for 30% interest in Gimi MS, a newly formed subsidiary of Golar, which will operate the FLNG unit.

Keppel and Golar have previously partnered on the FLNG Hilli Episeyo, the world’s first FLNG conversion project, deployed offshore Cameroon.

Most recently, BP awarded TechnipFMC a large contract for the EPCIC on the FPSO unit to be deployed on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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