Linde today said it has been selected as LNG technology licensor for phases 2 and 3 of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.

Jointly developed by BP, Kosmos Energy, Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (PETROSEN), and Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM), Greater Tortue Ahmeyim is the deepest offshore project in Africa to date.

Operated by BP, it is located offshore on the maritime border between Mauritania and Senegal.

Under the terms of the signed master agreement, Linde will provide technology licensing services, based on the Linde MFC2® liquefaction technology.

Linde will also manufacture and supply the related cryogenic coil wound heat exchangers, subject to a future call-off.

“Being selected by a world-class oil and gas major like BP for a complex project is another milestone in successfully implementing our natural gas liquefaction technology around the globe,” said Dr. Christian Bruch, Executive Vice-President of Linde plc and CEO of Linde Engineering.

“We are looking forward to working closely together with BP to support them in the successful execution of this project.”

The Linde MFC2® liquefaction technology is both compact and highly energy efficient, making it well suited to offshore projects like Greater Tortue Ahmeyim.