Leighton completes Tanzania project

Australian contractor Leighton Offshore has completed a single point mooring (SPM) project in south-east of the Port of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Leighton carried out the design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of a replacement SPM and pipeline system.

The SPM system was installed for the import of crude and white products and is able to accommodate large tankers with up to 150,000 dead-weight tonnage.

“We are proud to have worked with the Tanzanian Ports Authority 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,” Leighton Offshore chief executive, Boyd Merrett, said.

“This is an important facility for Tanzania and neighboring countries, and we are very pleased to have been part of this project development and 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.”

Leighton added the first tanker of imported white product (diesel) had already been offloaded.
Source: Upstream, http://www.upstreamonline.com, reported by Josh Lewis
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