FPSO for BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project sets sail for project site
The floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the BP-operated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) LNG project has started its journey towards the project site off the coasts of Mauritania and Senegal, BP said on January 23.
The FPSO set sail on January 20 from Qidong, China after successfully completing a series of sea trials following construction over the past three and half years. It will now travel via Singapore to its final destination.
The FPSO is a key part of the major integrated GTA development that also includes subsea development of gas fields and near-shore floating LNG (FLNG) facilities. The project’s first phase is set to produce around 2.3mn metric tons/year of LNG.
With eight processing and production modules, the FPSO will process around 500mn ft3/day of natural gas. The majority of the gas will be liquefied by the FLNG facilities, enabling export to international markets, while some is allocated to help meet growing demand in the two host countries, BP said. Condensate will be periodically transferred from the FPSO to shuttle tankers for exports.
BP is also planning low-carbon projects in Mauritania. The company last year signed an MoU with the government of Mauritania to develop green hydrogen projects in the country.