TechnipFMC announced Monday that it has secured a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract with BP plc for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Tortue/Ahmeyim field development.
The value of the contract was not disclosed by TechnipFMC, although the company did reveal that the agreement between it and BP provides a “mechanism” to allow a transition of the contract to an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract “at a later stage”.
“We are very honored to be awarded this contract in West Africa which further demonstrates our leading position in offshore gas monetization. We look forward to collaborating with BP to unlock the full potential of this important project,” Nello Uccelletti, president of TechnipFMC’s Onshore/Offshore business, said in a company statement.
The Tortue/Ahmeyim field development is located in the C-8 block offshore Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal.
The Tortue discovery was made by Kosmos Energy, which farmed down its investment to BP in December 2016. BP now has the largest interest among the four partners in the project and is the operator.