Expected to begin production in 2022, Gimi will liquefy gas as part of the first phase of the project. It is designed to produce an average of approximately 2.5 mtpa of LNG using Black and Veatch’s PRICO liquefaction process. Keppel will fabricate the vessel at its shipyard in Singapore. Hilli Episeyo has maintained 100% uptime since beginning commercial operations offshore Cameroon in June 2018. The total gas resources in the field are estimated to be around 15 Tcf.
Anadarko announced a pair of sign and purchase agreements (SPA) on the Mozambique LNG project that is gradually moving toward sanction. Mozambique LNG1, the sales entity jointly owned by Anadarko and other co-venturers in Mozambique Offshore Area 1, signed SPAs with Shell and Tokyo Gas and Centrica. Shell’s deal will call for 2 mtpa over a 13-year period, while the Tokyo Gas deal calls for 2.6 mtpa from production startup until the early 2040s. Anadarko is developing Mozambique’s first onshore LNG plant, which will consist of two initial LNG trains with a total nameplate capacity of 12.88 mtpa, to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum field located entirely within Offshore Area 1. The Tokyo deal is the second supply deal announced with a major Asian buyer in the last week.
Ernesto Max Tonelas, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of the Republic of Mozambique, pushed the plasma cutter button with J.O. Nam, CEO of Samsung Heavy Industries, and Eng. 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.