Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) has secured a new contract for the first phase of BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project situated offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

The contract follows an earlier order in March 2019 when BHGE, along with McDermott International, was selected by BP to deliver subsea equipment for the same project. BHGE secured the contract from Golar’s topsides contractor, Black and Veatch (B&V).

Under the contract, BHGE will deliver turbomachinery equipment for four FLNG compressor trains for offshore gas liquefaction on Golar LNG’s FLNG vessel. The vessel is capable of delivering 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum.

“Being selected for this important project reinforces our gas leadership position in the global LNG market and an important region.”

BHGE Turbomachinery & Process Solutions president and CEO Rod Christie said: “Being selected for this important project reinforces our gas leadership position in the global LNG market and an important region.

“Our technology solution has been proven to support FLNG, is based on a strong partnership with B&V and offers best-in-class reliability rates that will help reduce operational risks for Golar and BP.”

The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project involves recovering gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The recovered gas will be then processed and transported to the FLNG vessel situated on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border. The offshore field is estimated to host total gas resources of around 15 trillion cubic feet.

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Initially, the first four of 12 wells at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will be connected through production pipelines to the FPSO vessel. All gas procured from the field will be supplied to the domestic markets of Mauritania and Senegal, as well as to the global markets.