Government Ministers along with First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Monday toured Guyana’s first Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, the Liza Destiny.
Minister of State, Mrs. Dawn Hastings-Williams, and Director, Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe and Ministers of Finance and Natural Resources were among those who participated in the tour.
The FPSO arrived in Guyana on August 29.
The Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel journeyed for 42 days and nearly 11 thousand miles from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.
The vessel took off on its journey after First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger was named the ‘godmother’ of the vessel, at a ceremony hosted in June 2019 in Singapore.
The Director of Energy said the Liza Destiny’s arrival should engender a new spirit of nationalism, pride and expectation.
The Liza Destiny FPSO was converted from oil tanker, “Tina”, a 1999 Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). The conversion included upgrading of the hull and integration of 14 topside processing modules, totalling 16 thousand metric tonnes, ExxonMobil Guyana said.
This FPSO is a significant component of the Liza Phase 1 development which involves four under sea drill centres with 17 production wells. It has a production capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil per day and an overall storage volume of 1.6 million barrels.
During normal operations, there will be at least 80 persons living and working onboard the vessel.
ExxonMobil Guyana remains on target for first oil by early 2020.