Golar LNG has announced that the converted floating LNG producer, Gimi, tailored for the initial phase of bp’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project off the coasts of Mauritania and Senegal, has embarked on its journey from Seatrium’s yard in Singapore. The voyage is projected to last approximately 60 days, encompassing refueling stops in Mauritius and Namibia.
Golar’s CEO, Karl-Fredrik Staubo, conveyed his eager anticipation for the operational phase of Gimi and the continued collaboration with field operators bp and Kosmos, as well as the national oil and gas companies of Mauritania and Senegal, namely Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures and Petrosen.
“We look forward to having FLNG Gimi in operation, and to continued long term cooperation with BP, Kosmos and the national oil and gas companies of Mauritania and Senegal,” he said in a statement.
Situated on the maritime border between Senegal and Mauritania, the first phase of GTA LNG project is set to produce first gas in 2024. The project is located 120 km offshore at a water depth of 2,850 meters. Phase 1 will produce over 2.5 million tons per year.