Fugro wins contract to work on BP’s Tortue FLNG project

Dutch firm Fugro has won a contract to work on BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim FLNG development located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

Italian energy and LNG contractor Saipem awarded the contract to Fugro to support the construction of the project’s liquefied natural gas jetty.

Beginning in December, Fugro said it would deploy its InclinoCam vision technology to install more than 190 piles with centimeter precision over a period of about 6 months, working from a jack-up barge.

“Fugro’s rapid precise positioning will provide actionable Geo-data on the monopile inclination to accelerate the project schedule and a touchless solution that is much safer than conventional monitoring,” the firm said.

The company’s InclinoCam will acquire Geo-data to position the monopiles at the “exact location on the earth’s surface, delivering to Saipem’s tight installation tolerances and providing continuous verticality measurements via machine-vision cameras and intelligent visual object recognition algorithms.”

Fugro did not disclose the financial details of the contract.

The Tortue/Ahmeyim gas field, located offshore on the border between Mauritania and Senegal, has about 15 trillion cubic feet of gas, according to BP.

The project’s FPSO will process the gas, removing heavier hydrocarbon components, prior to delivering it to a floating LNG provider which will sit nearshore a hub.

Besides operator BP and Kosmos Energy, the project includes national oil companies Petrosen and SMHPM.

Furthermore, Singapore’s Keppel shipyard is currently converting Golar’s Gimi FLNG for the project. The yard should deliver the FLNG in 2023.

Once deployed offshore Mauritania and Senegal, it would provide about 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum on average.

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