Papendrecht, 7th August 2019 – Shortly after TechnipFMC’s order for the Israeli company Energean, Topec has now received a new order from TPFMC. This time for the delivery of a 1,300 kWe emergency generator set. BP has commissioned Technip to deliver the topsides of the Tortue, which is an FPSO stationed at the land border of Senegal and Mauritania.
The scope includes the delivery of a Caterpillar 3512B engine, hydraulic and electric starting systems, a water mist fire protection system, a fuel day tank, a cooling system and an extensive control and safety panel. Everything is supplied in accordance with BV regulations. “The challenge in this assignment was to limit installation space and weight for the package as a whole. This was the deciding factor for Technip during the procurement process. Topec has offered the most suitable solution. It is interesting to see that although the scope of this and the previous order were fairly similar, the decision-making criteria were completely different. And yet we were awarded both orders. Now that is a huge compliment”, says Nico van den Biggelaar, Sales Manager Projects at Topec.
Tortue FPSO is used for oil extraction. The additional gas is processed on site by Golar Gimi FLNG. Topec has also supplied the emergency and essential generators. Nico: “We feel proud to have been selected by two independent parties. One nice detail for us is that the two projects seem to be converging. The end customers are going to work together. Who knows, maybe our Topec colleagues will even bump into each other during commissioning!”
The delivery of the project is scheduled for mid-June 2020, some 12 months before the FPSO is to depart for its final destination.
Also see this video of the entire BP Tortue/Ahmeyim Project.