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Fluor has secured a contract from BP Trinidad and Tobago to conduct front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Cassia Compression project.

Under the terms of the contract, Fluor will design a new offshore gas compression platform, new connecting bridge and conduct necessary modifications to the existing Cassia hub, for the project located off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago.

The platform will be used to compress gas produced from the existing Cassia platforms.

Fluor America Energy and Chemicals business president Mark Fields said: “Fluor has 50 years of experience developing some of the world’s most complex offshore projects, including several BP facilities in Trinidad and Tobago.”

“In addition, our Stork division currently provides maintenance, modification and asset integrity services to BP’s offshore assets there.

"Fluor has 50 years of experience developing some of the world’s most complex offshore projects, including several BP facilities in Trinidad and Tobago."

“With a focus on maximising local content, we will deliver a safe, reliable and capital-efficient solution to BP.”

FEED work is expected to be completed by this year and first gas is scheduled to be produced in 2020.

Fluor offshore operations executive director John Harrower said: “As the project advances, Fluor will use its integrated solution model to support the project.

“Benefits of this model include an improved design through fabrication and maintenance team engagement in the design process, reduced costs through the global sourcing of major equipment and improved execution through Fluor and Stork’s extensive in-country experience and use of local resources.”


Image: Cassia A and Cassia B platforms, offshore Trinidad. Photo: courtesy of BP / Flickr.