July 16, 2015
BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC confirms that the company has accepted a proposal from TOFCO to relocate fabrication of the Juniper platform’s jacket and piles from TOFCO’s yard in La Brea to a fabrication yard in Texas, USA. Fabrication of the Juniper topsides will continue at La Brea.
TOFCO was awarded the contract for the fabrication of the Juniper jacket, topsides and piles in September 2014. The proposal to relocate some of the fabrication work was presented by TOFCO in order to preserve the project schedule. The proposal has been accepted by all stakeholders involved, including Technip, BP, and government officials.
Under the new approach, the topsides, currently being fabricated at TOFCO at La Brea, will be completed at the TOFCO yard with an estimated date of completion of Q4 2016. The construction of the jacket will be managed by TOFCO and will be done at a third party fabrication yard in Texas.
Keeping the project on schedule and maintaining the commitment to first gas in 2017 is a key priority for bpTT and other stakeholders involved in the project. Gas from the Juniper facility is important to satisfy gas contract obligations in 2017 and beyond, and a delay in the project could have negative effects on gas consumers and government revenues.
BP Trinidad and Tobago remains committed to the development of Trinidad and Tobago, and ensuring that local content is maximized and will work closely with its contractors, Technip and TOFCO to ensure that the project remains on track for completion and in accordance with BP’s safety standards.