Offshore engineering specialist McDermott, along with Baker Hughes, have been awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts by BP for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
McDermott has secured a major engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) SURF contract and the company plans to deploy pipelay vessels DLV 2000 and North Ocean 102 as well as third-party vessels to support installation works, which are scheduled to commence in late 2020.
Baker Hughes will provide some of the key components of subsea connect as well as its expertise in deepwater gas projects.
The initial subsea infrastructure of the project connects the first four of 12 wells consolidated through production pipelines leading to an FPSO vessel.
“This contract marks a number of firsts: our first significant subsea EPCI project in West Africa; the first project using our state of the art pipelay vessel Amazon; and our support of BP’s first entry into Senegal and Mauritania. This project is also of significant importance in support of our aspirations in this region,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott’s senior vice president for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian.
This month, BP also awarded a EPCIC contract to TechnipFMC for the FPSO unit to be deployed for the project.