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US engineering contractor McDermott International has secured a sizeable subsea production system (SPS) fabrication subcontract for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

The SPS contract also comprises project management, fabrication engineering, procurement, pre-assembly, as well as system-integration tests. McDermott is set to start the work in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, with completion expected by the Q3 2020.

The company will carry out the project work at its fabrication facility located in Batam, Indonesia. It is also fabricating the pipeline structures and riser structure for the project in Batam, as part of a contract secured from BP in March 2019.

This contract secured by the company along with Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), involved provision of subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment serves for the project.

McDermott International Asia Pacific senior vice-president Ian Prescott said: “This award reflects the value of holistic project planning to get the best outcomes for the project and the customer.

“Fabrication for both the SPS and subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) scope for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will now be undertaken in McDermott’s yard in Batam, which enables a fast-tracked fabrication schedule to be delivered.”

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According to McDermott, a sizeable contract values between $1m and $50m.

The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim liquefied natural gas (LNG) project is being jointly developed by Kosmos Energy and BP as one of the world’s lowest-cost greenfield projects. The initial phase of the project is expected to deliver approximately 2.5mmtpa of natural gas, with a potential to be expanded to up to 10mmtpa in subsequent phases.