Golar commissions Keppel for Fortuna FLNG vessel conversion

Ophir Energy says midstream construction contracts have been awarded for the Fortuna floating LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Offshore staff

LONDON --Ophir Energy says midstream construction contracts have been awarded for the Fortuna floating LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Golar LNG has executed amended and novated agreements for conversion of the 126,000-cu m (4.55 MMcf) LNG carrierGandriato a floating liquefaction facility at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.

Black & Veatch will provide its licensed PRICO technology, perform detailed engineering and process design, specify and procure the topside equipment, and provide commissioning support for the FLNG topsides and liquefaction process.

The Fortuna Joint Operating Company will acquire the Gandria vessel after taking a planned final investment decision (FID) in mid-year. Equatorial Guinea’s government has the right to acquire up to 30% of the vessel.

Remaining major milestones forthe project, which will harness gas from offshore block R, are:

(i) award of the upstream EPCIC contracts

(ii) completion of the debt facility

(iii) award of the LNG offtake system.

Later this month the Fortuna partners will determine the structure and amount of the 2.5 MM t/yr they expect to place under contract at FID.

5/10/2017

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