- Marine services company Smit Lamnalco has been awarded a 10-year contract with additional extension options by Coral FLNG to provide integrated marine services to the first Mozambique floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) terminal.
- The development marks the first terminal services contract award for the Mozambique offshore LNG developments.
- The contract value for Smit Lamnalco amounts to around USD 200 million and services will commence early 2022.
Smit Lamnalco secured a 10-year fixed term contract with Coral FLNG to provide integrated
marine services to the first Mozambique and worldwide deepwater Floating Liquefied Natural
Gas (FLNG) facility, the Coral Sul FLNG, now under construction within the framework of the
Eni led Coral South project. The contract includes several long term options as well.
For the delivery of its services Smit Lamnalco will deploy three fit for purpose 95TBP offshore
new build tugs to provide escort, berthing and un-berthing of LNG Carriers to the FLNG facility.
A fourth new build OSV will be utilized to provide logistical and marine services support.
“We are looking forward to working in partnership with Coral FLNG to deliver safe and reliable
marine services. We are proud that our in-depth knowledge of providing marine service to LNG
facilities in on- and offshore as well as over five decades of local content development expertise
all around the world has been recognised by our client. We would like to thank them for
demonstrating their faith in Smit Lamnalco by awarding the marine services contract to our
company”, said Robert Jan van Acker, Smit Lamnalco Chief Executive Officer.
Coral FLNG is a special purpose entity established by Eni and Area 4 Partners: ExxonMobil,
CNPC, Kogas, Galp Energia and ENH. The Coral Sul FLNG, an essential part of Eni led Coral
South Project which will put in production the giant Coral reservoir with 450 billion cubic meters
of gas in place, will operate offshore north Mozambique at a water depth of 2000m.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal