Modec awarded Sangomar FPSO contract by Woodside

Japan’s Modec has signed a contract with Woodside Energy to supply an FPSO vessel for the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 project offshore Senegal.

The FPSO will be deployed at the Sangomar field, around100km south of Dakar, Senegal, with delivery scheduled in early 2023. The FPSO will be capable of processing 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 130m standard cubic feet of gas per day, 145,000 barrels of water injection per day and will have minimum storage capacity of 1,300,000 barrels of crude oil.

Yuji Kozai, president and CEO of Modec, commented: “We consider West Africa where numerous offshore oil and gas fields have been discovered in recent years, as one of our most important core regions, and this contract award should geographically reinforce our business portfolio. We are equally pleased to be a part of the team that will provide a needed energy resource for the people of the Republic of Senegal. We look forward to cooperating closely with our clients and partners to make this project a success.”

Modec is already prominent in Africa, currently operating three FPSOs in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. It has also supplied another seven floating production facilities that have been installed in Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Nigeria.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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