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Work Begins on Coral Sul FLNG Hull

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ENI started the installation works on the hull of the Coral Sul FLNG vessel that is destined to sit offshore Mozambique. The FLNG unit is part of the Italian firm’s Coral South project. The Coral South is expected to produce 450 Bcm from the Coral reservoir.

The hull is expected to be launched in 2020, in line with the planned production startup of the Coral South Project in 2022. The Coral Sul FLNG facility will have a gas liquefaction capacity of 3.4 million tons per year when completed and will be the first FLNG vessel ever to be deployed in the deep waters offshore Africa.

Construction works on the Coral Sul FLNG project started in 2018 and are ongoing. Construction of the mooring turret began in March; construction of the hull’s 24 modules that contain the LNG storage tanks and sections of the treatment facilities began in September. Construction of the topside, consisting of 12 gas treatment and LNG modules, started last November, along with the living-quarters. By the end of 2019 the overall progress of the project is expected to exceed 60% completion with the total man-hours worked shortly expected to reach 10 million.

Drilling and completion activities for the six subsea wells that will feed the FLNG vessel are slated to begin in September. The wells will have an average depth of approximately 3,000 meters and will be drilled in about 2,000 meters of water depth. The activities, carried out by the Saipem 12000 drilling rig, are expected to be complete by the end of 2020.