Video: turret mooring system installed on Eni’s Coral FLNG

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries and the TJS consortium partners have recently completed another milestone in the construction of Eni’s Coral Sul FLNG that will be used for a project offshore Mozambique.

To remind, the South Korean yard lifted the flare boom in December but after this the project also completed installing the turret mooring system.

The TJS consortium, consisting of Technip Energies, JGC Corp., and Samsung, lifted the 93-meter-high turret, tall as the Statue of Liberty in New York, in January.

Technip says the TMS is a vital element of the plant as it ensures the mooring of the FLNG as well as the arrival of gas from the field and its dispatch into the unit for further processing.

In addition, Keppel Shipyard in Singapore built the TMS weighing 7,250 mt.

The installation marked the final heavy-module lift of the integration campaign that lasted nine months using Samsung’s 8,000 mt capacity crane.

Italy’s Eni expects FLNG sail-away in 2021 and gas production start-up in Mozambique in 2022.

The unit will be 432 metres long and 66 metres wide and weigh about 220,000 tons.

Moreover, the 3.4 mtpa FLNG will receive fuel from the Coral gas field in the Area 4 of the Rovuma Basin.

Eni Rovuma Basin operates the Coral Sul (South) project on behalf of the Area 4 partners.

These include Mozambique Rovuma Venture, a firm owned by Eni, ExxonMobil and CNPC, Galp, Kogas and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos.

The project is based on six ultra-deepwater wells in the Coral field, at a water depth of around 2,000 meters.

Italian contractor Saipem recently resumed drilling operations at the filed offshore Mozambique following a halt in April 2020 because of the pandemic.

Eni discovered the field, that has about 16 Tcf of gas in place, back in May 2012.

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