Van Oord and Subsea 7 win offshore contract in Guyana

The British Subsea 7 group and the Dutch Van Oord consortium were awarded a major contract by the ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), for the offshore Guyana Gas to Energy project.

The scope of this contract, awarded on July 27th, covers the engineering and installation of a natural gas pipeline, with an offshore portion measuring approximately 220 kilometres, in water depths of up to 1,450 metres, and a shallow water portion and a 25-kilometre onshore approach, which will make landfall west of the Demerara River, along the east coast of Guyana.

It will transport gas onshore from the Liza field in the Stabroek block to a 300MW power plant, developed by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana, Hess Guyana Exploration, and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana.

ExxonMobil began oil and gas exploration activities in Guyana in 2008. This project is expected to reduce Guyana’s energy sector emissions, and the cost of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and electricity locally. The project’s positive contributions to Guyana’s electricity supply will also reduce the country’s dependence on imported fuels. It is expected to come on stream by 2024.

Author: Emma Dailey

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