The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, TUPNI and her partners have announced the successful sail-away of Egina Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit from the SHI-MCI Yard, LADOL Island in Lagos.
According to the multinational oil firm, the 330-metre long FPSO left the quayside on August 26 at exactly 5:00am (Nigerian time) and commenced a three-day journey that took her to the Egina Field in OML 130, which is located about 150km offshore the Niger Delta.
The Egina FPSO is the largest FPSO ever installed in Nigeria.
“The sail away of the Egina FPSO to its final location offshore is a major milestone toward the completion of the project.
“With this achievement, we are on track for a start-up of the production by the end of this year. On this occasion, I wish to congratulate the Egina project team for the safe and timely completion of the onshore works in SHI-MCI yard.
Let me also thank our partners on Egina – NNPC, SAPETRO, CNOOC and Petrobras – for their constant cooperation and the Nigerian authorities – DPR, NCDMB and NPA – for their support,” said Country Chair and MD, Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Mr Nicolas Terraz.