Micoperi has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the Tema liquified natural gas (LNG) import terminal, which will be located near Accra, Ghana, Offshore informed.

Under the contract, awarded by Quantum Power Ghana Gas, Micoperi will build the full off- and onshore project infrastructure, which will connect the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) utilized by the project to the onshore gas distribution network, reported LNG World News.

Work on the infrastructure is due to start early 2017 and should be ready within 12 months, following the commencement of the construction work.

Earlier 2016, the parties in the Tema LNG Project executed an offtake agreement with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and a time charter party agreement with Höegh LNG of Norway. According to the FSRU charter 20-year contract, with a five year extension option for the charterer, Höegh LNG will provide the floating storage and regasification unit from its portfolio of FSRUs, including units under construction, the planned conversion FSRU or planned newbuilding orders.