KBR has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by BP for Phase 1 of the Tortue field hub/terminal development located on the maritime border between Senegal and Mauritania.
The agreement contains a mechanism to allow the transition of the contract to an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract at a later date, KBR said in a statement.
Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide management of the quarters and utilities (QU) including telecoms systems FEED and provision of supplemental services (system engineering, interface oversight, technology planning, support and verification) of the hub/terminal for the Tortue project in Senegal and Mauritania.
The FEED work is to be performed up to the end of 2018 to support the FID.
BP farmed into the Tortue project in 2016 by acquiring a stake from Kosmos Energy.
The partners are considering the development of a 2.5 mtpa LNG export project in the first phase, with potential for expansion to 10 million tons annually.
West Africa’s Tortue discovery was made by Kosmos, which farmed down its investment to BP in December 2016. BP now has a 60 percent stake in the project, the largest interest among the four partners in the project and is the operator.
In April this year, TechnipFMC secured a contract by BP for the development of the FPSO front-end engineering design (FEED) for the LNG project while Golar LNG signed a preliminary deal to provide an FLNG unit for the project.
LNG World News Staff