The scope of work that LR is undertaking covers design, procurement, certification, construction, integration and commissioning, as well as providing classification services under a risk based inspection regime when the FLNG enters service in 2022.
The Coral South field is being developed by Eni in Area Four of Rovuma Basin, off the coast of Mozambique – the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit will be Africa’s first floating gas facility. The size, quality and position of the field’s resources are set to transform Mozambique’s economy; the Coral South field contains approximately 450 billion cubic metres (16 TCF) of gas.
The Coral South FLNG unit will be the world’s first ultra-deepwater FLNG, operating at a depth of 2,000m. It is expected to produce around 3.4 million tonnes of LNG per year. The FLNG will be about 430m long, 66m wide, and will weigh about 210,000 tons. It has a design life of 25 years.
Leveraging its global reach and LNG expertise LR is providing flexible, bespoke support to the project through a range of services. LR has been the leading technical service provider to the gas supply chain for over 50 years and has a wealth of experience in large and complex FLNG projects.
LR will be heavily involved throughout the entire supply chain. The project is currently in a detailed engineering design phase, with the bulk of design work happening in Korea, France and Japan. LR is required to deliver a number of design appraisal documents as part of this phase.