Malaysia's Yinson has confirmed it is performing pre-front-end engineering and design work with partner Technip Energies on two deep-water floating production, storage and offloading projects in Angola and Suriname operated by TotalEnergies.

The Angola project is in Block 20/21 and the Suriname development is in Block 58.

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Topsides design will be performed by Technip Energies, which Yinson said is its partner in the pre-FEED work.

The pre-FEED study will provide TotalEnergies — which recently changed name from Total — with technical and commercial lease and operate proposals, including solutions to reduce emissions, within 32 weeks from the agreement date.

Yinson’s Oslo office will be executing the pre-FEED work for a fee agreed by both parties, said the Malaysian company.

Yinson’s chief executive of offshore production, Flemming Gronnegaard, said the pre-FEED awards were Yinson’s first projects with the French supermajor.

“The pre-FEED is expected to create greater value for the projects by concentrating on the optimising of the design and execution strategy,” said Gronnegaard.

“We are indeed thrilled with this opportunity to demonstrate our strong technical and operational capabilities to Total[Energies], one of the world’s leading energy players.

"We are currently building an FPSO for the Campos basin in South America and have been operating in the African region since 1995.”

The Angola project is located in water depths of 1400 metres, 160 kilometres from Luanda, while the Suriname project sits in waters of 2000 metres, 150 kilometres from Paramaribo.

Upstream reported on 26 May 2021 that Yinson and Technip Energies were in a pre-FEED competition for the Suriname FPSO.