Photo: Rendering of the Sangomar Field Development FPSO (Image courtesy of SOFEC)

SOFEC cuts first steel for Sangomar FPSO turret system

Mooring systems provider SOFEC has cut first steel for the turret mooring system being built for the FPSO set for the Sangomar field offshore Senegal.

SOFEC said that first steel for the Sangomar FPSO turret mooring system was cut on 26 December 2020.

The FPSO will be deployed approximately 100 kilometres south of Dakar and will be Senegal’s first offshore oil development. The FPSO is scheduled for delivery to support the production of first oil in 2023 and will be moored in approximately 780 metres water depth.

To remind, MODEC signed a contract with Woodside to supply an FPSO vessel for the Sangomar field development Phase 1 project back in January 2020.

SOFEC further states that it was responsible for all EPC activities related to the external turret mooring system and its ancillary components. According to the company, SOFEC will assist in turret integration and associated offshore hookup and commissioning activities which are planned to be carried out in 2023.

Source: SOFEC
Source: SOFEC

Sam Nasr, SOFEC’s Project Manager, said: “This is an important milestone for SOFEC and the RSSD joint venture. We have made great progress in engineering design over the past year with many of our direct staff and subcontractors working from home and collaborating via various electronic means.

These challenging times have provided for unique project execution models, and we can say we have successfully met that challenge. Now, we can get into the fabrication phase of the turret mooring system.

We have tremendous confidence in our turret fabrication yard to meet our strict quality requirements, stay on schedule, and maintain a safe environment during construction. My congratulations go out to the entire team working on this project”.

It is also worth noting that MODEC signed a contract with Woodside for the operations and maintenance of the FPSO vessel set for the Sangomar project.