Golar LNG Ltd.’s 2.3-million tonne/year (tpy) floating LNG (FLNG) plant Gimi has arrived at Greater Tortue-Ahmeyim (GTA) field offshore Mauritania and Senegal. Golar notified operator bp PLC of the vessel’s arrival.
Golar and bp have agreed that FLNG Gimi will moor offshore Tenerife while awaiting completion of necessary preparatory activities. Once these are finished Gimi will move to the GTA hub for connection to a 30-km feed-gas pipeline from an offshore gas processing plant.
Phase 1 development will export natural gas from four subsea wells to a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) about 40 km offshore for processing. The gas will then be sent to Gimi for liquefaction (OGJ Online, Aug. 7, 2023).
GTA is 120 km offshore in water depths of 2,850 m and holds estimated gas resources of 15 tcf. FLNG Gimi is contracted to be on station at GTA for 20 years. The development’s 2.5-3.0 million tpy Phase 2 will use a gravity-based structure for siting its liquefaction plant.