Mozambique: Corul Sul Floating LNG Platfrom on Site and Moored

  • Mozambique’s government news agency, Agencia Informacao Mocambique (AIM), reports that the floating platform that will be used in the production of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the Coral Sul gas field off the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, is now in place on site and safely moored.

According to the contractor for the mooring and hooking up operation, Petrolis, the work was completed on 4 March following the tensioning of the twenty mooring lines. Pre-commissioning activities are planned to continue until June 2022.

The Coral Sul gas extraction and liquefaction platform is the first in deep water, and the first project of its kind developed in Africa. Image credit: ENI

Related news: The discovery of natural gas in Mozambique has produced tragedies, not economic promise

 A floating hotel ship, CSS Temis, forms part of the offshore site flotilla. The ‘floatel’ accommodates workers installing a floating liquefied natural gas platform plus the work force during operations. Read more

Over the next 25 years, Mozambique expects to collect around US$19 billion in tax revenue from the commercialisation of liquefied natural gas by the Coral Sul Floating Liquified Natural Gas Platform. Read more

Unlike TotalEnergie’s mega LNG project onshore in Alfungi, Mozambique, ENI’s Coral Sul floating platform has the security of being located deep offshore. In late March this year, dozens of people were killed during attacks on the town of Palma, prompting TotalEnergies in April to declare force majeure on work at its LNG project. Read more

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