Ophir Energy said today that construction contracts had been awarded for the conversion of a vessel for its Fortuna FLNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea.
Ophir said Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard would transform the Gandria LNG carrier into a floating liquefaction facility
The Gandria vessel will be acquired by the Fortuna joint operating company (JOC) upon reaching the planned final investment decision in mid-2017.
Ophir chief executive Nick Cooper said: “The award of the Midstream construction completes another milestone as we approach FID. We remain firmly on schedule for the FID of Africa’s first deep water FLNG Project in mid-2017.”
Ophir and OneLNG, a joint venture between Golar and Schlumberger, established the JOC to develop the Fortuna project.