Eni Cuts First Steel for Coral South FLNG Vessel Hull
Eni marked the start of construction of the Coral South FLNG vessel with a “first steel cut” ceremony at Geoje Island, South Korea, on 6 September. Aiming for startup of LNG production in offshore Mozambique’s Area 4 in 2022, the ceremony took place 15 months after the project’s final investment decision.
The hull is designed to accommodate the storage facilities for all the substances that will be processed and produced in the floating liquefaction plant, mainly LNG and condensates. It will also include the storage tanks, some of the electrical, instrumentation, and mechanical rooms, as well as all maritime systems related to cargo management.
The FLNG construction started with the steel cut for the ship’s turret, which took place in March this year in Singapore.
The other main component of the FLNG, the topside modules, will also be built in South Korea at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyards and the construction is planned to start end of this year. The FLNG is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 and first gas is expected in 2022.
Eni is the delegated operator for the Coral South FLNG project, the first project to monetize the gas resources discovered in Area 4. The Area 4 participants are Eni (25%), ExxonMobil (25%), CNPC (20%), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos EP (10%), Kogas (10%), and Galp Energia (10%).
Shenzhen Gas Set to Open New LNG Terminal
The launch will make Shenzhen Gas the second Chinese city gas distributor backed by a local government to own an LNG import facility, following Shenergy Group’s Shanghai import terminal. Eni is set to deliver an initial cargo to the facility.
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Kosmos on Track for Mauritania, Senegal Deal
The E&P company said that a reduction in its interests for projects off the coast of the West African nations should still happen by the end of this year. This includes the large Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project, which is set to start up in 2022.
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