Expro pens $300mn LNG facility contract in Congo
Energy services provider, Expro Group, has signed a $300mn contract with Eni for an LNG pre-treatment facility in Congo, it said on January 25.
Under the 10-year contract, Expro will design, construct, operate and maintain a fast-track onshore LNG pre-treatment facility, part of Eni's Marine XII development offshore Congo. The facility will be built near the Litchendjili gas plant – which supplies gas to the adjacent Centrale Electrique du Congo (CEC) Pointe-Noire power plant.
The facility will allow incremental gas production for low carbon electricity generation, Expro said. It will link to Eni’s offshore floating LNG (FLNG). The facility is expected to process approximately 80mn ft3/day of gas.
Eni last year said it is committed to developing the huge gas resources of Congo; it currently supplies gas to the Congo Power Plant, which guarantees 70% of the country's electricity production. In August 2022, the Italian major bought the Tango FLNG plant that will be used to export LNG from Congo. Eni is planning to develop two FLNG projects in the African nation as part of Marine XII development.
Eni is looking to source more non-Russian gas in light of the Ukraine war. The company last year signed an agreement to supply more LNG from its Egyptian upstream portfolio in partnership with the national government.