Norwegian offshore service provider UPTIME International has been awarded a contract from Eiffage Génie Civil Marine for the supply of access solutions for the LNG Hub Marine Terminal for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
UPTIME’s scope of work includes engineering, design and supply of access solutions between the LNG hub terminal and the FLNG vessel and consists of two large motion compensated gangways, pedestals and stair-towers, the company said in its statement.
The project will commence immediately with a project duration of approximately 12 months.
The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project located at the maritime border of Senegal and Mauritania has been sanctioned by BP and its partner Kosmos Energy in December 2018.
The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which will process the gas, removing heavier hydrocarbon components. The gas will then be transferred to a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility at a nearshore hub.
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, 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.