Baker Hughes, McDermott secure Greater Tortue Ahmeyim contracts

Oil and gas major, BP has awarded McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) subsea equipment contracts for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project, offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

Making the announcement on Monday, McDermott and BHGE said they would collaborate on ensuring efficiencies, synergies and enhance delivery times on the natural gas project.

The equipment contracts will also include the delivery of Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (SURF) and Subsea Production System (SPS).

“Together with McDermott, we will deliver the best-in-class solution to BP with cost-efficiency and industry-leading safety. These awards demonstrate the value of early-engagement, collaborative partnerships and holistic project planning, which are very much central to our new approach to subsea developments, Subsea Connect,” said Graham Gillies, BHGE’s Vice President, Subsea Production Systems & Services, adding that the project is strategically important for Mauritania and Senegal’s domestic and global gas supply, and supports the industry’s drive for a more sustainable, lower carbon future.

The initial subsea infrastructure for GTA will connect the first four of 12 wells consolidated through production pipelines leading to a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Earlier this month, BP awarded TechnipFMC an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC) contract for the FSPO unit of the GTA project.