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BP has further advanced its 10mn t/y Tortue FLNG project on the Mauritania/Senegal maritime border with the award of key engineering and construction contracts.
Paris-based TechnipFMC on 1 March announced it had won a $500mn-$1bn contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the Tortue floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. This will be moored on the edge of the continental shelf roughly midway between the production wells 120km offshore in 2,850ms water depth and the near-shore floating LNG production facilities.
The FPSO will strip out liquids for direct loading with the gas piped back to an FLNG vessel, the Golar Gimi, moored 10km offshore in 33ms water depth behind a 1,150ms-long breakwater. (CONTINUED - 279 WORDS)