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The gas FPSO engineered by Technip Energies arrives on site on the bp operated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field

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Technip Energies has safely delivered a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) off Africa’s west coast

The FPSO reached its destination on the maritime border of Senegal and Mauritania on May 12 after leaving Tenerife on May 5, 2024.

Marco Villa, Chief Business Officer, Technip Energies said: "The FPSO’s arrival shows that our leadership in offshore facilities’ execution is underpinned by exceptional standards of safety and quality, and I want to thank bp and its partners for their trust and cooperation. We are looking forward to completing the final phases of the GTA FPSO journey in Senegal and Mauritania.”

Now that the unit is on site, Technip Energies will carry out its mooring phase, followed by hook up and commissioning.

The FPSO measures 270 meters long, 54 meters wide, and 31.5 meters high. It is as large as two football fields and as high as a 10-storey building. The FPSO includes eight processing and production modules and can accommodate up to 140 people.

Its key function is to remove water, condensate, and other impurities before exporting processed gas to a nearby floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility.

The FPSO will operate in water depths of 120 meters and with an expected lifespan of 30 years.

Technip Energies completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of the FPSO for Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project, and was subsequently awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) contract in 2019.