Formal contract award remains subject to Tilenga Partners approval. The Tilenga project is located in the Lake Albert Basin, Republic of Uganda and is the centrepiece of oil projects projected to bring investments of over US$10 billion to Uganda and Tanzania. Tilenga includes six oilfields and will feature 426 oil wells at full production.
The consortium will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the development of an onshore oilfield that will generate up to 200 000 bpd. It will consist of 31 well pads connected to a central processing facility (CPF) via buried flowlines.
"This is a first step which allows launching the detailed engineering and procurement activities before the final approval by the Partners. This prestigious project demonstrates the continuity and strength of our business relationship with TotalEnergies and their partners CNOOC International of China and Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)," said Tareq Kawash, McDermott's Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa. "This is a momentous and essential project for Uganda for the development of its national companies and citizens—and as we continue to grow our footprint in Africa, we are committed to expanding local content opportunities in the communities in which we operate."
"This important step further strengthens years of successful collaboration with TotalEnergies on a wide portfolio of world-class projects in the Offshore, Petrochemicals and LNG segments—where TotalEnergies is a major stakeholder," said Samik Mukherjee, McDermott's Group Senior Vice President for Projects.
The project will be led from McDermott's offices in West of London, UK, and Sinopec's office in Yangzhou, China, before transitioning to Uganda for the construction activities. Work began in 2Q21 and first oil is expected in 2025.
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