Coral South FLNG heads to Mozambique
Italian energy company Eni said November 15 that a floating liquefaction facility is on its way to the Coral South project off the coast of Mozambique.
Eni is the delegated operator at Coral South, working alongside Exxon Mobil, China’s CNPC, Portugal’s GALP, the Korea Gas Corp and the National Oil Company of Mozambique. The partners held a sailing-away ceremony for the Coral-Sul floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility before its deployment to Mozambique.
“The FLNG, which is part of the Coral South project, will be now towed and moored at its operating site in the Rovuma basin offshore Mozambique,” Eni stated.
The Italian company said the FLNG has a liquefaction capacity of 3.4mn metric ton/year and will put an estimated 450bn m3 of natural gas into production at the offshore basin.
“The Coral Sul FLNG is a world-class feat of engineering, construction know-how and technology, suited to kick-off the development of Mozambique’s world-class resources,” said Stefano Maione, the director of development, operations and energy efficiency at Eni.
Fabrication of the floating facility began in 2018. Operations are slated to begin next year.
Mozambican gas development is not without risk. French major TotalEnergies paused work at its LNG facility early this year after attacks in gas-rich north Mozambique by Islamist insurgents.