BP awards West Africa contracts to McDermott and BHGE

Tortue Subsea EPCI and SPS Signing GroupBP has awarded equipment contracts for subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) to engineering firm McDermott International and GE company Baker Hughes

The contract is for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

McDermott has been awarded a substantial SURF contract for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI). McDermott plans to use its upgraded Amazon vessel, DLV 2000, North Ocean 102 (NO 102) and third-party vessels to support installation scheduled for late 2020.

The Amazon modifications are scheduled to be completed before the installation campaign starts and will include a multi-joint (hex) J-Lay system to handle the most challenging ultra-deepwater projects as well as the addition of a multi-joint facility, dual pipe loading cranes and additional power generation.

McDermott-designed pipeline and riser structures will be manufactured at its yard in Batam, Indonesia. BHGE demonstrates the benefits of early engagement and collaboration–some of Subsea Connect’s key components–as well as bringing its expertise to deepwater long-offset gas projects.

The company will provide five large-bore deepwater horizonal xmas trees (DHXTs), a 6-slot dual bore manifold, a pipeline end manifold, subsea distribution units (SDUs), three subsea insulation valves (SSIVs), divergent connections and subsea production control systems specifically designed to enable the future integration of additional wells for the first phase of development.

Tareq Kawash, McDermott’s senior vice-president for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian, said, “Our collaboration with BHGE allows us to offer BP an integrated approach that builds on our proven solutions. We look forward, along with BHGE, to deliver this landmark project to BP with the highest levels of safety and quality.”

Graham Gillies, BHGE's vice-president, Subsea Production Systems & Services, commented, “This major deepwater gas development is strategically important for Mauritania and Senegal's domestic and global gas supply, and supports the industry's drive for a more sustainable, lower carbon future.”

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