Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract to deliver three umbilicals and associated equipment at Eni’s Coral South project, Mozambique’s first offshore field development.
Aker Solutions informed on Monday that the work scope includes three steel tube umbilicals that will total more than 19 kilometers in length and connect the Coral South floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to the field’s subsea production system.
The umbilicals will be manufactured at Aker Solutions’ plant in Moss, Norway, and are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2019. The two companies agreed not to disclose the financial value of the contract.
“This contract is an important milestone for Aker Solutions as we continue to demonstrate our capability as a partner of choice for products and services across Africa,” said Aker Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer, Luis Araujo.
“It is a privilege to be involved in the first offshore development in Mozambique and to play a part in developing the country’s energy industry.”
Discovered in 2012, the Coral South development is the first energy project offshore Mozambique and is estimated to contain about 450 billion cubic meters of natural gas. Eni sanctioned the project at the beginning of June, three years since the drilling of the final exploration well in a Mozambique.
The Italian company already awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) of the Coral South FLNG facility and its associated risers and subsea flowlines system, as well as the installation of the umbilicals and subsea equipment to TechnipFMC. The FLNG unit will have a capacity of around 3.4 million tons per year.