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Diamantino Azevedo visits the construction of the FPSO Agogo in Shanghai. Angolan ship has already received the first module

Diamantino Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, led a delegation that traveled to Shanghai, China, to monitor the construction work of the FPSO Agogo, whose ship received, this Wednesday, the first of several modules that will compose its structure.


At the time, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas considered that the construction of this ship on Chinese soil "reinforces cooperation" between both countries.

"The construction of the FPSO Agogo ship in China reinforces cooperation between the two countries in the field of social and economic development", said the minister, who, quoted in a statement from the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, to which VerAngola had access, added that the FPSO "will increase Angola's oil production and contribute to efforts to combat the decline in production volume".

The official also asked the National Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG) and partners to increase the number of Angolans involved in the construction of this project, also taking the opportunity to appeal that "in future FPSO construction projects, the existing facilities in Angola", with regard to the "production of components and modules for the oil industry".

Regarding other Agogo modules – which will be destined for block 15/06, operated by Azule Energy –, the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, informs, in the statement, that they are being built in Singapore, Dubai, Indonesia, France, Norway, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Angola (Sonamet and Ambriz).

According to a statement from Azule Energy, sent to VerAngola, the highlight of the visit by the delegation led by Diamantino Azevedo – also made up of members of the Angolan diplomatic corps accredited in China, representatives of the ANPG, as well as partners from the 15/06 block – was the "on-site observation of a lifting and installation operation of the first modules and the connection of the electrical system in the residential area of the Floating Oil Production, Storage and Transfer Unit (FPSO), which represents a substantial advance towards the delivery of installation within the expected deadlines".

This event took place at the shipyard "where the contracted company Yinson" is carrying out the "FPSO construction activities".

According to Adriano Mongini, CEO of Azule Energy, "the Agogo Integrated West Hub project represents Azule Energy's vision for the future of energy production in Angola, aiming to maximize the reserves of block 15/06 and optimize the Agogo and Ndungu fields, increasing their production of up to 170 thousand barrels of oil per day", the note reads.

It should be noted that block 15/06, whose production is scheduled to start in the first half of 2026, is operated by Azule Energy (36.84 percent) and has partners Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção (36.84 percent ) and Sinopec (26.32 percent), also standing out "for an important content of local services which is expected to benefit the national industry by 5.6 billion dollars and the creation of 1400 jobs by 2044".



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