US LNG engineer KBR’s UK unit has been awarded the pre-FEED services contract for phases 2 and 3 of BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project, located at the maritime border of Senegal and Mauritania.
The contract scope covers further development of Tortue field beyond phase 1, KBR said in its statement on Tuesday.
These next phases of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will significantly expand capacity to deliver additional gas from an ultra deep-water subsea system, tied back to mid-water gas processing platforms.
The gas will then be transferred to pre-treatment and offshore LNG facilities located at the established Phase 1 hub, the statement reads.
BP and its partner Kosmos Energy, reached the final investment decision on the project in December last year.
The FLNG facility is designed to provide circa 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum on average, with the total gas resources in the field estimated to be around 15 trillion cubic feet.
Project execution activities are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2019, with first gas expected in 2022.
BP Gas Marketing has been selected as the sole buyer for the investor partners’ LNG offtake for Tortue Phase 1.