MAN Tech For Senegal’s First Offshore Development Project
By Jack Burke08 December 2020
MAN Energy Solutions will supply six compressor trains for a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, which will be deployed on the Sangomar field 62.1 miles (100 km) south of Dakar, Senegal.
Together with the nearby Rufisque and Sangomar Offshore blocks, it is one of the world’s largest oil & gas discoveries of the last decade, the company said.
The order from MODEC comprises six centrifugal compressor trains: one low pressure (LP), three medium pressure (MP) and two high pressure (HP), all driven by fixed-speed electric motors. All compression systems will be designed, manufactured and tested by MAN Energy Solutions in Zurich, Switzerland.
“Senegal has a bright energy future ahead and we are proud that MAN Energy Solutions will take an active part by providing high-end technology solutions for the Sangomar field,” said Patrik Meli, senior vice president, managing director of MAN Energy Solutions Switzerland Ltd. “Gas is becoming economically and environmentally the world’s most significant energy source for the next couple of decades. This important order is a further testimonial of the trust put in our well-founded technology knowhow in the energy sector.”
The machines will be ready for installation in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Once operational, the compression systems will help maintain the pressure of the Sangomar field to optimize hydrocarbon production. The FPSO will be capable of processing 100 000 barrels of oil and 130 MMcfd (3.6 X 106 m3/d). First production is planned for 2023.