Black & Veatch, the provider of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) topside solutions, announced that it has received a full notice to proceed from Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project for operator BP.
The full notice to proceed (FNTP), following a limited notice in December 2018, enables Black & Veatch to team with Keppel Shipyard to convert the Gimi into an FLNG vessel supporting the development of Phase 1 of BP’s Greater Tortue / Ahmeyim field, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
The Gimi project builds on the successes of the Golar FLNG Hilli Episeyo, which was completed earlier in 2018 and has been in commercial operation offshore Cameroon since.
“The lower and highly predictable costs of projects constructed in a controlled shipyard environment are another critical advantage offered by FLNG,” said Bob Germinder, Black & Veatch Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Floating Oil & Gas Solutions.
“This notice to proceed underscores Black & Veatch’s standing as a trusted partner with companies moving to meet the world’s demand for LNG,” Germinder added.