BP recently granted oilfield services provider, TechnipFMC, the EPCIC for West Africa contract. The service provider which would be handling both engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning for the contract would be using a large range of about $500million and 1billion dollars.
The EPCIC order is for a floating storage, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, which is to be deployed on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project in West Africa, on the maritime borders of Mauritania and Senegal. The total gas reserves in the field are estimated to be around 15 trillion cubic feet.
Offshore Technology reported that the company said, “TechnipFMC will bring its expertise to deliver major projects, leveraging extensive experience with fabrication yards and from successful references for delivery of offshore gas monetization facilities such as floating liquid natural gas (FLNG), FPSO and conventional platforms.”
This award comes as a continuation for TechnipFMC which was awarded in April 2018, the front end engineering design (FEED) contract of which it was saddled with the responsibilities for defining the technology and equipment scope for the FPSO unit.
On his part, TechnipFMC onshore and offshore business president, Nello Uccelletti said “We are honoured to be entrusted with the execution of this prestigious contract in West Africa which is a testimonial to our long-term partnership with BP and our leadership in the gas monetisation industry’.
He added that the company hopes to collaborate with BP to unlock the full potentials of the project.