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First steel cut on SOFEC’s Sangomar FPSO turret mooring

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Oilfield Technology,

SOFEC, Inc. has announced that first steel was cut on 26 December 2020 for the turret mooring system for the RSSD Joint Venture FPSO External Turret Mooring System Project destined for the Sangomar Field Development.

The Sangomar Field is located offshore Senegal, Africa. MODEC, SOFEC’s parent company, will supply the FPSO under an FPSO Purchase Contract with Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V., Operator of the RSSD Joint Venture. The FPSO will be deployed approximately 100 km south of Dakar, Senegal, and will be Senegal's first offshore oil development. The FPSO is scheduled for delivery to support the production of first oil in 2023 and will be moored in approximately 780 m water depth.

SOFEC is responsible for all EPC activities related to the External Turret Mooring System and its ancillary components. SOFEC will assist in turret integration and associated offshore hookup and commissioning activities which are planned to be carried out in 2023.

Sam Nasr, SOFEC’s Project Manager, stated: “This is an important milestone for SOFEC and for the RSSD Joint Venture. We have made great progress in engineering design over the past year with many of our direct staff and subcontractors working from home and collaborating via various electronic means. These challenging times have provided for unique project execution models, and we can say we have successfully met that challenge. Now, we can get into the fabrication phase of the turret mooring system. We have tremendous confidence in our turret fabrication yard (PJOE) to meet our strict quality requirements, stay on schedule, and maintain a safe environment during construction. My congratulations go out to the entire team working on this project.”

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