Japanese general contractor Modec’s subsidiary TEN Ghana MV25 has won a contract from Tullow to supply a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme (TEN) fields in the Deepwater Tano contract area.

Scope of the project includes engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization and operation of the FPSO. It also includes topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems.

Mooring system will be designed by Sofec, while Modec will convert the VLCC Centennial J into an FPSO.

The FPSO, which is set for delivery in 2016, can handle expected plateau production of 80,000 barrels of oil per day, 170 MM standard cubic feet of gas per day and has storage capacity of 1,700,000 barrels of total fluids.

Modec said the vessel will remain operational in the field for up to 20 years.

Tullow operates the Deepwater Tano contract area with a 47.175% share, while Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, Sabre Oil & Gas and the Ghana National Petroleum hold 17%, 17%, 3.825% and 15% shares, respectively.

Modec president and CEO Toshiro Miyazaki said, "Modec is very proud to have been selected by the TEN field partners and GNPC to provide and operate the FPSO for TEN, a world class facility in a world class field."

"We are equally pleased to be a part of the team that will provide a needed energy resource for the benefit of the people of the Republic of Ghana," Miyazaki added.

This is the second such award for Modec in Ghana after the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah MV21 in 2008.

The company is currently operating the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah MV21 for Tullow in Jubilee field.