Leighton completes SPM project offshore TanzaniaProjects and Operations // November 21, 2012
Leighton Offshore has successfully completed the Single Point Mooring (SPM) installed for the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) and the first tanker of imported white
product (diesel) has been offloaded.
The project is located southeast of the Port of Dar Es Salaam and comprised the
development and pre-commissioning of an offshore terminal for the import of crude oil
and white products capable of mooring tankers up to 150,000 dwt.
Leighton Offshore's CEO Boyd Merrett said: "We are proud to have worked with the
TPA to complete this project which included a number of technical firsts, including a
complete pigging of the system through the SPM and pipelines, and some
challenging work in trenching through the intertidal zone and reef crossing."
Leighton's scope of work included:
- Fabrication and installation of the SPM System
- Procurement and installation of two offshore pipelines, 28in for the crude line and 24in for the white product line
- Procurement and installation of onshore pipelines of approximately 4km.
- Testing and pre-commissioning of the system.
"This is an important facility for Tanzania, and we are continuing to focus on East
Africa as a market, where there are significant potential offshore oil and gas projects
in early stages of development," Mr Merrett said.