Leighton Offshore has successfully completed the Single Point Mooring System installed for the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) and the first tanker of imported white product (diesel) has been offloaded. The project is located South East 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 KDWT.
Leighton Offshore CEO Mr 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 (28-inch for the crude line and 24-inch for the white product line), procurement and Installation of onshore pipelines approximately 4km and 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.