China's Wison starts work on Congo FLNG unit
China’s Wison Heavy Industry has started work on a 2.4mn metric tons/year floating LNG (FLNG) unit that Italy’s Eni will deploy in the Republic of Congo, Wison said on January 18.
The 380 m long and 60 m wide vessel will be anchored at a water depth of around 40 m and will be able to store over 180,000 m3 of LNG and 45,000 m3 of LPG.
This facility will be the second FLNG to be deployed in the Republic of Congo, the first one being 0.6mn mt/yr Tango FLNG, with LNG production expected to begin in 2023. With the second FLNG, the overall LNG production capacity on Marine XII will reach 3mn mt/yr in 2025, Eni said last year.
The company said that both initiatives are part of the Marine XII gas valorisation plan, in line with its strategy to leverage gas equity.