Eni SPA’s 3.4-million tonne/year (tpy) Coral Sul floating LNG (FLNG) plant is on track for its previously announced 2022 startup offshore Mozambique. The company’s chief executive officer Claudio Descalzi provided the project update in a Nov. 5, 2021, meeting with the Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, and minister of mineral resources and energy, Max Tonela.
Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. is finishing work on the project’s 432-m FLNG vessel in South Korea. Six subsea wells drilled at nearly 2,000-m water depths will be tied back to the vessel, providing natural gas for liquefaction in what Eni describes as world’s deepest FLNG plant.
The plant will include two 1.7-million tpy parallel trains using Air Products and Chemicals Inc.’s dual mixed-refrigerant process and well as systems to reliquefy boil-off gas generated in-process. Topsides installation was completed last year (OGJ Online, Nov. 4, 2020).
Coral Sul FLNG will be stationed at Coral gas field, Area 4, Rovuma basin with bp PLC having fully contracted the plant’s output. Coral has about 16 tcf of gas in place and was discovered by Eni in May 2012.