Belgium’s Besix Group, in partnership with Portugal’s Mota-Engil SA, will start constructing the marine facilities for the Mozambique LNG gas development project this year, including one of the world’s longest jetty structures
Works include executing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the LNG load-out jetty and the material offloading facility. The LNG load-out jetty and wharf comprise a 2,700-m-long access jetty, with a width varying between 34 and 90 m, leading to a 1,900-m-long wharf out at sea. The wharf will notably be equipped with five berths/platforms, including four for LNG and the one for condensate, with berthing and mooring facilities to accommodate two Q-Max and two Q-Flex vessels.
A marine support base for the Mozambique LNG project development, the material offloading facility, comprises quay wall structures and mooring and berthing facilities for cargo ships.
The project, which will be operated by French energy company Total, is located in the Cabo Delgado Province, near the coastal town of Palma on the Indian Ocean coastline of Mozambique.
Besix expects to begin works mid-2020 using its marine construction equipment fleet comprising two self-elevating platforms and crane barges.
Besix engineering department director Fabian Boucher said work began on the Mozambique LNG project in 2014. He said Besix will provide ’value engineering’, which he called “creative solutions that combine the client’s specific interests with our specialised equipment (jack-up barges) commonly used for this type of work.” Added Mr Boucher, “Our full BIM integration will also benefit the functional objectives and the entire lifecycle of the project.”
CCS JV and Besix have implemented a collaborative approach regarding the design of the facilities. This has allowed Besix’s inhouse engineering department to “significantly optimise the design and improve the project’s risk management” said the company.
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