Eight months after its departure from the Chinese yard where it was built, the floating production, storage and offloading vessel at the heart of BP’s challenging Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project offshore Mauritania and Senegal remains in the Indian Ocean.

Built at Cosco’s Qidong yard under a subcontract from Technip Energies, the FPSO sailed away on 20 January this year after completing sea trials and was originally expected to arrive at location in mid-2023.