Micoperi, a provider of subsea solutions to the oil and gas industry, has been appointed as the EPC contractor for the Tema LNG facility at Tema, Ghana.
Quantum Power had signed a heads of agreement with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) last month for the construction and operation of the facility.
Estimated to cost over $550m, the project will have the capacity to receive, store, regasify and deliver, at steady state, of about 3.40m tonnes of LNG per annually using a modern floating storage and regasification unit moored off-shore Tema.
An associated sub-sea and onshore pipeline will provide the natural gas to GNPC and its customers onshore.
The project will be implemented on a build-own-operate-transfer basis, with the assets transferred to GNPC following the completion of the 20-year term of the project.
Micoperi vice president Claudio Bartolotti said: “We are delighted to have been selected to execute the EPC for this project of strategic importance, not only for Ghana but also the wider West Africa region.
“Micoperi’s established experience in Ghana and in delivering similar projects in other markets ensures execution to the highest international standards.”