Havfram gets FPSO mooring job at Greater Tortue Ahmeyim

Havfram has secured a contract with Technip Energies for the pre-installation and hook-up of the subsea mooring system for the natural gas floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project.

The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project (Source: BP)

Newly founded Technip Energies is providing the facility to BP for deployment on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal as part of the GTA project.

Under the contract, Havfram will project manage, engineer, transport, and install the driven piles and corresponding mooring lines.

The company will later return to hook up the pre-installed mooring system to the FPSO on its arrival in the field. The FPSO will be stationed 35 kilometers from shore in a circa 120-meter water depth.

Work on the project has already commenced, with the project management and engineering team based in Havfram’s Aberdeen office in the UK.

“The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim FPSO Mooring Pre-Lay and Hook-up project is another significant mooring project award in what is a core business line for Havfram. This award further enhances our already strong track record in complex mooring projects and we are proud to have been chosen by Technip Energies for their award of such a significant project,” said Odd Strømsnes, Havfram CEO.

Havfram is also currently contracted for similar critical start-up processes for the Johan Castberg and Jotun FPSO on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

BP reached the final investment decision for Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim back in December 2018.

The project will produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water FPSO vessel, which will process the gas, removing heavier hydrocarbon components. The gas will then be transferred to a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility at a nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.

The integrated gas value chain and nearshore LNG development will export LNG to global markets, as well as supplying gas to Senegal and Mauritania.

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