FLNG Gimi arrives in northwest Africa

Feb. 15, 2024
bp says its GTA LNG project has reached a major milestone with the arrival of the Gimi FLNG vessel.

Offshore staff

LONDON — The FLNG vessel Gimi for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) LNG project has reached its destination on the Mauritania/Senegal maritime border.

Gimi will serve Phase 1 of the development, which is operated by bp in partnership with Kosmos Energy, PETROSEN and SMH. Phase 1, which should produce about 2.3 MM metric tons/year, will harness gas from deepwater reservoirs about 120 km offshore via a subsea network connected to an FPSO.

The FPSO will perform initial processing of the gas, removing heavier hydrocarbon components. The gas will then head through a pipeline to the Gimi FLNG at the GTA Hub where it will be cryogenically cooled in the vessel’s four liquefaction trains and stored before transfer to LNG carriers.

Gimi, designed to store up to 125,000 cu. m of LNG, is owned and operated by Golar LNG. It was converted in Singapore, starting its voyage to West Africa last November.

According to bp, the water depths of up to 2,850 m represent the deepest to date for subsea infrastructure anywhere in Africa.


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