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SOGECO, a leading logistics operator in Mauritania, has celebrated the first year of operational execution of the Grand Tortue-Ahmeyin (GTA), a gas project located on the border between Mauritania and Senegal

C0027.MP4.11 49 16 14.Still003 SOGECO has handled more than 270 calls for 150,000 tonnes of freight transported and more than 100,000 lifting operations. (Image source: SOGECO)

The project, which mobilises British Petroleum and the engineering company McDermott, has celebrated 450,000 hours of work without incident as of 4 February.

SOGECO was selected to set up the logistical base for the storage and transport of the subsea pipes (SURF) linking the wells to the FPSO, as well as the subsea system (SPS) of the gas field since 2021. Through the ports of Nouakchott and Ndiago, SOGECO has handled more than 270 calls for 150,000 tonnes of freight transported and more than 100,000 lifting operations.

To achieve these performances, more than 400 people were trained by the company, notably for the provision of handling, transport, lifting, storage, preservation, stock management and inspection services. Equipment in compliance with the client's QHSE standards and the industry's quality, health and safety and security norms, enabled SOGECO to achieve this first year without any work-related accidents.

"We are very proud of this first year of work. We have not only been able to provide solutions adapted to the needs of our clients, but also to create jobs for Mauritanians, while guaranteeing their safety. I would like to thank all the partners who have placed their trust in us, and I would like to sincerely congratulate my teams at SOGECO and my partner Bollor√© Africa Logistics. I look forward to seeing you at the end of the year for the delivery of the site, to celebrate another 2 years of the project, without any accidents," said Sid Ahmed Abeidna, CEO of SOGECO.