TMC Compressors has won work to supply the marine compressed air system to Woodside Energy’s Senegalese field.
TMC will build the air system in Europe and deliver it to the COSCO shipyard, in Dalian, China. It will be installed on the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which is currently being converted from a VLCC.
“I believe any supplier would be proud to be involved with such an important project for a developing nation,” said TMC’s director of sales and business development Hans Petter Tanum.
TMC said the system would include large capacity service and instrument air compressors with associated air dryers and filters. It did not provide the value of the work.
MODEC is providing the FPSO for Woodside at the Sangomar field.
“When vessels operate far from shore, operators want the most reliable equipment. Our marine compressed air system is designed specifically for offshore and marine use and to allow the crew to conduct equipment maintenance themselves. This is a key reason for why our system is favoured by the majority of the leading international FPSO operators,” said Tanum.
The FPSO is due for delivery in early 2023. It will have capacity of 100,000 barrels per day of oil and 130 million cubic feet per day of gas. Water injection capacity will be 145,000 bpd. The vessel will be able to store 1.3 million barrels of crude.
The Norwayegian company won work this year to provide its compressed air systems to the Anita Garibaldi and Bacalhau FPSOs. These two will be working in Brazil.
At the beginning of this year, it won a deal to provide its equipment to Nigeria’s Bonga Main vessel.
The Ocean BlackRhino completed a first producer well on the Sangomar field earlier this month. A second rig will arrive in Senegal in mid-2022.