Maersk Supply Service has just been awarded a contract by the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO) for Phase 2 of the mooring system maintenance project on the Kome-Kribi 1 FSO (Kome-Kribi 1 Marine Terminal) offshore Douala. The marine terminal forms the last part of the 1,070km Chad-Cameroon Oil Export Pipeline that evacuates Chad’s oil to global markets.
Under the project, Maersk Supply Service will replace two link arms on a yoke mooring system on the Kome-Kribi 1 Marine Termina. This notably follows Phase 1 of the project, during which Maersk Supply Service had already carried out the design, engineering, procurement and installation of a temporary redundancy system.
The contract comprises of the full project management and engineering and the two-month offshore operations, which are scheduled to commence in Q4 2022. They will require an I-class Subsea Support Vessel (SSV) from the Maersk Supply Service fleet, as well as two Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels, which will also be employed for station keeping of the FSO.
Despite being under-utilised, the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline continues to generate revenue for the State of Cameroon with transit fees standing at FCFA 11.59bn ($21m) between January and April 2021.
Details on the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project are available in the “Projects” section within your Hawilti+ research terminal.