The first Lady Lordina Mahama has officially named Ghana’s Second Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Vessel, FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills at a ceremony held at the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore.
[contextly_sidebar id=”BKey6CfYM8jGPofrqIMZkpuSwN62qvdS”]Lordina Mahama, who led Ghana’s delegation to the naming ceremony, performed the symbolic act of breaking the bottle of Champagne to signify the naming of the vessel.
According to her, the FPSO was named after Ghana’s late President Prof. Evans Atta Mills because he saw the birth of Ghana’s offshore oil industry.
The naming of the FPSO after him was also to pay tribute to his achievements and leadership.
The FPSO, is expected to leave Singapore by close of 2015 for its six-week journey to Ghana.
“Our corporate mission is to create shared prosperity through such projects.”
He said the fast-track completion of the FPSO was made possible largely due to the hard work and dedication of MODEC (the primary engineering contractor for the construction of the FPSO).
It also means that the Ten Project Partners have reached an advanced phase of the efforts at producing oil from the Ten Field on schedule – by mid 2016.
The Ten Field project is being managed by a partnership comprising Tullow Ghana Limited, Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, PatroSA and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
The FPSO is 56 metres wide and 340 metres in length, approximately the length of three football fields.
Oil industry watchers say it is one of the fastest FPSO conversions ever of its size and complexity.
The modules include a water treatment plant, crude separation plant, chemical injection plant, gas processing and injection plant, the turret, electricity generation plant and a 120-room accommodation unit, among other facilities.
By: Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citifmonline.com/ Jurong Shipyard/Singapore