Former Mauritanian Minister of Finance shares insight and experience at MBBC round table discussion.

8 May 2019

On Thursday 2 May, MBBC hosted a round table event with Dr Sidi Ould Tah, Mauritanian Minister of Finance.  Dr Tah was at the heart of Mauritanian political and economic affairs for many years and was able to provide delegates with invaluable information on the factors leading to Mauritania’s recent transformation, plans for the future and opportunities for those seeking to do business in this ambitious developing nation. His key message was that Mauritania is much more than oil and gas and that there are real prospects in a wide range of sectors including; finance, real estate, education, transport and health.

Feedback from our guests was extremely positive and we would be delighted to host Dr Tah again. Future round tables will be advertised on our website, or email us to join our mailing



BP awards two new contracts for Greater Tortue projects 

March 2019

BP has awarded contracts to McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal. McDermott and BHGE will provide subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment serves for the offshore gas project. McDermott defines the contract as ranging from $500-750m.

As part of the contract, BHGE will provide five large-bore deepwater horizonal xmas trees (DHXTs), a six-slot dual bore manifold and a pipeline end manifold. The company will also provide subsea distribution units (SDUs), three subsea isolation valves (SSIVs), diverless connections and subsea production control systems.