TechnipFMC has been awarded a major(1) contract by BP for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit to be deployed offshore the Mauritania-Senegal maritime border. This contract was won as a continuation of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract that was awarded to TechnipFMC in April 2018.
TechnipFMC will bring its expertise in the execution of major projects, building on a strong track record of working with construction yards and solid references in the field of offshore gas processing facilities, such as floating liquefied gas units (FLNG), FPSOs and conventional platforms.
Nello Uccelletti, President of TechnipFMC’s Onshore/Offshore business, said: “We are honored to be awarded this prestigious contract in West Africa, which recognizes our long-term partnership with BP and our leadership position in the gas processing industry. The award of this contract is the result of our strategy of engaging in the early stages of the project, following on from the completion of the FEED study that was awarded to us. We look forward to working with BP to realise the full potential of this important project.
The initial subsea infrastructure connects the first four wells to the FPSO unit via production lines. From this unit, liquids are removed and export gas is transported via a pipeline to the floating liquefied natural gas terminal where the gas is liquefied.
(1) For TechnipFMC, a “large” contract is between $500 million and $1 billion.
Source : Or Noir Africa