Under a 10-year, fixed-term contract, ocean towage service provider Smit Lamnalco will provide integrated marine services to the world’s first deepwater floating LNG (FLNG) facility, Coral Sul FLNG, now under construction for the Eni-led Coral South project in Mozambique
For the contract, which contains several long-term options, Smit Lamnalco will deploy three fit-for-purpose, newbuild 95-tonne bollard pull offshore tugs, providing escort and berthing services for LNG carriers to the FLNG facility. A fourth newbuild OSV will provide logistical and marine services support.
“We are looking forward to working in partnership with Coral FLNG to deliver safe and reliable marine services. We are proud that our in-depth knowledge of providing marine service to LNG facilities on- and offshore as well as over five decades of local content development expertise all around the world has been recognised by our client,” said Smit Lamnalco chief executive Robert Jan van Acker.
Coral FLNG was established by Eni and Area 4 Partners: ExxonMobil, CNPC, Kogas, Galp Energia and ENH. Coral Sul FLNG is an essential part of Eni-led Coral South Project which will initiate production from the giant Coral reservoir, which has gas reserves of 450Bn m3.
Coral Sul FLNG will operate offshore north Mozambique at a water depth of 2,000 m.