BP Awards Tortue FPSO Work to Technip
TechnipFMC has won a major contract for the Tortue floating LNG project offshore west Africa.
The French contractor said April 16 it been awarded a front-end engineering design (Feed) contract by Tortue LNG’s operator BP for the project’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit.
The agreement could be upgraded into an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract at a later stage, said TechnipFMC. TechnipFMC will work on defining the technology and equipment scope and brings expertise to deliver major projects, leveraging extensive experience with Chinese fabrication .
The Tortue/Ahmeyim field development is to be offshore on the border between Mauritania and Senegal.
TechnipFMC’s onshore/offshore business chief Nello Uccelletti commented: “We are very honoured to be awarded this contract in west Africa which further demonstrates our leading position in offshore gas monetisation. We look forward to collaborating with BP to unlock the full potential of this important project.”
Tortue was discovered by Kosmos Energy, which farmed down its stake in December 2016 to BP, now the operator and largest interest holder at about 60% among the four partners in the project.
A month ago BP awarded the initial Tortue FLNG subsea infrastructure Feed contract to US McDermott and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), leading to a substantial ($500mn-$750mn) EPCI contract.