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    Mozambique LNG Hires Contractors for Marine Facilities


The $20bn project recently secured financing.

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Mozambique LNG Hires Contractors for Marine Facilities

Belgium's Besix and Portugal's Mota-Engil have been hired to build the marine facilities of the Total-led Mozambique LNG export project, Besix said on July 16.

The engineering, procurement and construction contract covers the project's material offloading facility, a support marine base comprising quay wall structures and mooring and berthing units for cargo ships, and a 2,700-metre-long jetty with a width varying between 34 and 90 metres, leading to a 1,900-metre-long wharf. The wharf will have five berths, including four for LNG and one for condensate, with berthing and mooring facilities for large-sized Q-Max and Q-Flex LNG carriers (LNGCs).

The work is due to start in mid-2020, with Besix deploying its own construction fleet of two self-elevating platforms and crane barges.

"Besix has built over ten major jetty structures over the last 15 years in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Canada," the general manager of Besix International, Mathieu Dechamps, commented. "The infrastructure in Mozambique can rely on our renowned expertise in marine works."

The contract was awarded by CCS JV, the consortium contracted by Total and its partners to build Mozambique LNG, which is due on stream by 2024 and will produce 13mn mt/yr of LNG at full capacity. The project's developer have recently secured financing for the $20bn venture.