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. (CONTINUED - 279 WORDS)