BP awards Saipem Tangguh LNG EPCI contract

BP, operator of the Tangguh LNG (liquified natural gas) project, awarded Saipem a contract for offshore work related to the Tangguh LNG Expansion Project.

The award is for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of offshore facilities, consisting of two unmanned platforms and subsea pipelines. Saipem will design, fabricate and install these platforms and subsea pipelines. In accordance with the requirements of SKK Migas, Indonesia's upstream oil and gas regulator, Saipem will contribute to local content enhancement, including through its own Karimun fabrication yard.

This award follows the 1 July announcement for the approval of the final investment decision for the expansion project, which will add a third LNG process train (Train 3) to the Tangguh LNG facility in Teluk Bintuni Regency, Papua Barat Province of Indonesia. Saipem's award will support the development of Train 3, which will add 3.8MPTA of production capacity to the existing facility, bringing total plant capacity to 11.4 MTPA. The expansion project is explected to be completed by 2020.

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