Total E&P Angola awards MWS contract to DNV GL for Kaombo project

Total EP Angola awards Kaombo contract to DNV GL The Kaombo project will secure the future of Total E&P Angola’s offshore resources, say the company. (Image source: Christopher Griner/Flickr)Total E&P Angola has awarded a Marine Warranty Services (MWS) contract to DNV GL for its Kaombo project offshore Luanda

Under the agreement, DNV GL’s Noble Denton Marine Assurance service area will review the design documentation and the execution of critical marine operations, as well as supporting Kaombo project teams in assuring standards are maintained.

Angola is a country of strategic importance for Total and the company said that Kaombo will secure the sustainable growth of Total E&P Angola’s offshore resources.

Located around 150 km off the Angolan coast, the project will see the installation of the largest single Subsea, Umbilical, Risers and Flowlines (SURF) contract ever to be placed. 

Around 300 km of flowlines and 20 manifolds will be installed, connecting 59 wells to two very large crude carriers (VLCCs) which have been converted into turret-moored Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.

The project will be handled and coordinated by DNV GL's London office. In addition, DNV GL employees in Luanda, Singapore, Houston, Jakarta and Dubai will support the mega project as well.

“Our Angolan team will be headed by a local MWS consultant, who will drive engagement and training to support the Kaombo Project, using competent Angolan nationals who will be trained to support the development of MWS in the region,” said DNV GL’s regional manager for sub-Saharan Africa Sergio Garcia.

“This will deliver long term benefits to the country and build upon DNV GL’s competence within Angola supporting clients with a more proactive delivery of local MWS.”

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