February Progress

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15 March 2012

Early Production Facilities (Feb 2012)

Processing Plant

RDL completed commissioning of the process plant on the 15th December 2011 by introducing gas from La-105 into the plant.

Gas was introduced to the export pipeline for purging and to pack the pipeline with gas.

Firefighting equipment and safety training

All concrete curing and outstanding plant civils has now been completed (top)

 

Picture (left) of firefighting equipment and safety training

400 x 400 x 400mm valve assembly in Central Douala

Valve Assembly

In December the first 4km of pipeline was commissioned and gas delivered.

 

 

A further ca. 5km of pipeline has been installed and buried on route to and within central Douala. Much of this involved night operations in congested areas.

90 degree elbow assembly piece in Central Douala

Elbow assembly piece

Excellent rates of backfill and burial are being recorded. The total distance to and around central Douala is approximately 13km

 

 

 

The Company expects to be delivering gas to customers in central Douala from the end of April 2012. 

Pressure reduction & metering stations (PRMSs) at customer plant gates

Pressure reduction and metering stations

Pressure reduction and metering stations are being installed at each of the customer sites (the custody transfer point between RDL and the customer). (top – new PRMS landed)

So far 4PRMSs are delivered in country and landed on concrete plinths and a further 5 units will arrive shortly. These are bespoke units. (left – housed and ready for use in Central Douala)

Pipeline danger signHazard notice Pipe hazard notices are being installed at regular intervals on the pipeline route of day. This route will be martialled by safety guards on a continuous basis
High Commissioner Visit

"His Excellency Bharat Joshi, the British High Commissioner for Cameroon and John Dennis, head of Central, West and East Africa in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office visited the gas plant in Douala on Thursday 8th March, 2012.

 

The High Commission in Cameroon is extremely active on behalf of British companies ensuring cooperation and visibility on behalf of British interests.

 

This visit is one of a number carried out by the High Commissioner, which included a recent visit from Mr Henry Bellingham MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the FCO for the United Nations and Africa.

 

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