After failing to meet a previous 2018 deadline, the owners of the Bonny Island plant say they are close to sanctioning the expansion project following the signing of a letter of intent to a consortium of Saipem Chiyoda and Daewoo for EPC services. At nearly 3,000 tonnes, the company said its lift of an FPSO module was one of the heaviest land-based crane lifts ever performed. ALE was contracted to lift six modules for Total’s FPSO module integration project in Nigeria. The announcement comes 7 months after the two received permission to begin the tendering process for the project offshore Nigeria, which is expected to carry a peak production of 225,000 BOPD by 2022. The company will manage the position-keeping for the deepwater project offshore Nigeria, which is scheduled to start production later this year.