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June 11, 2021

Havfram secures FPSO mooring work contract from Technip Energies

The FPSO is planned to be deployed at the BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim FLNG project off Mauritania and Senegal.

By Archana Rani

Havfram has secured a contract from Technip Energies to work on BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) floating LNG (FLNG) project off Mauritania and Senegal.

Under the contract, the Norwegian offshore services company will provide pre-installation and subsequent hook-up of the subsea mooring system for a natural gas floating production storage and offloading (FPSO).

The FPSO is planned to be deployed at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim FLNG project, which is expected to produce up to ten million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG.

Havfram will be responsible for project management, engineering, transportation and installation of driven piles and corresponding mooring lines.

At a later stage, the firm will hook up the pre-installed mooring system to the FPSO once it arrives at the GTA field. The FPSO will be installed 35km from shore in approximately 120m water depth.

Havfram CEO Odd Strømsnes said: “The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim FPSO Mooring Pre-Lay and Hook-up project is another significant mooring project award in what is a core business line for Havfram.

“This is the third project Havfram has been awarded in Mauritania in recent years and again highlights Havfram’s ability to secure hotly contested projects in the global subsea market.”

Technip Energies was created as a result of a spin-off transaction by TechnipFMC, which secured an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Development FPSO in 2019.

Scheduled for commissioning in 2022, the GTA FLNG project is being developed by BP in partnership with Kosmos Energy, Societe des Petroles du Senegal (Petrosen), and Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures (SMHPM).

The project aims to unlock 15 trillion cubic feet of gas that are believed to be contained in the Tortue and Ahmeyim fields.

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