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BP awards contracts to McDermott and BHGE for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim gas project

11 March 2019 , 15:22Neftegaz.RU426

Houston, March 11 - Neftegaz.RU. McDermott and Baker Hughes announced today that they have been awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts by BP for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim gas project, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

McDermott was awarded a substantial engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) SURF contract. McDermott plans to use its upgraded Amazon vessel, DLV 2000, North Ocean 102 (NO 102) and 3rd-party vessels to support installation scheduled to begin in late 2020.

The Amazon modifications are scheduled to be completed before the installation campaign begins and will include a multi-joint (hex) J-Lay system to handle the most challenging ultra-deepwater projects as well as the addition of a multi-joint facility, dual pipe loading cranes and additional power generation. McDermott-designed pipeline and riser structures will be fabricated at its yard in Indonesia.

BHGE is demonstrating the benefits of early-engagement and collaboration – some of the key components of Subsea Connect – as well as bringing its expertise in deepwater, long-offset gas projects.

The company will provide 5 large-bore deepwater horizonal xmas trees (DHXTs), a 6-slot dual bore manifold, a pipeline end manifold, subsea distribution units (SDUs), 3 subsea isolation valves (SSIVs), diverless connections and subsea production control systems, specifically designed to enable the future integration of additional wells for the 1st phase of the development.

«This contract marks a number of 1sts: our 1st significant subsea EPCI project in West Africa; the 1st project using our state of the art pipelay vessel Amazon; and our support of BP's 1st entry into Senegal and Mauritania» said Tareq Kawash, McDermott's Senior VP for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian.

Graham Gillies, BHGE's VVP, Subsea Production Systems & Services said: «This major deepwater gas development is strategically important for Mauritania and Senegal's domestic and global gas supply, and supports the industry's drive for a more sustainable, lower carbon future.»


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