The first Lady Lordina Mahama has official named Ghana’s Second Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Vessel, FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills at a ceremony held at the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore.
[contextly_sidebar id=”dCfhlKisEYiBwlBStEdc3HrbdditdUBY”]Lordina Mahama, who led Ghana’s delegation to the naming ceremony, performed the symbolic act of breaking the bottle of Champagne to signify the naming of the vessel.
According to her the FPSO was named after Ghana’s late President Prof. Evans Atta Mills because he saw the birth of Ghana’s offshore oil industry.
The naming of the FPSO after him was also to pay tribute to his achievements and leadership.
Aiden Heavey the Chief Executive Officer of Tullow Oil Plc speaking at the ceremony said Tullow was proud to be working with the government of Ghana to develop Ghana’s fledging oil industry “our corporate mission is to create shared prosperity through projects like this.”
He said the fast-track completion of the FPSO was made possible largely due to the hard work and dedication of MODEC (the primary engineering contractor for the construction of the FPSO).
It also means that the Ten Project Partners have reached an advanced phase of the efforts at producing oil from the Ten Field on schedule – by mid 2016.
The Ten Field project is being managed by a partnership comprising Tullow Ghana Limited, Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, PatroSA and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
The partnership has a shareholding structure as follows: Tullow Oil (47.185 per cent), GNPC (15 per cent), Anadarko Petroleum (17 per cent), Kosmos (17 per cent) and PetroSA (3.815 per cent).
The FPSO is 56 metres wide and 340 metres in length, approximately the length of three football fields.
It has 17 modules weighing more than 12,500 tons installed on it.
The modules include a water treatment plant, crude separation plant, chemical injection plant, gas processing and injection plant, the turret, electricity generation plant and a 120-room accommodation unit, among other facilities.
By: Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citifmonline.com/ Jurong Shipyard/Singapore