Partners in the Rovuma LNG project in Mozambique have awarded a contract worth US$520M to develop the LNG export facility but have delayed an FID until next year
JFT, a multi-national consortium between Japan’s JGC Corporation, US-based Fluor Corporation and UK-headquartered TechnipFMC, is performing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by the Mozambique Rovuma Venture to develop the Rovuma LNG onshore project in Mozambique. Project work will include developing a construction camp, resettlement activities, constructing an airstrip and access roads, and detailed engineering of the LNG facilities.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the event in the country’s capital Maputo, Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi called the contract “an important milestone in the progress towards the final investment decision that we expect to be announced in the first half of 2020. It means the Area 4 Rovuma LNG project in the Rovuma Basin is able to move to the next stages of development, construction, production and marketing.”
Mozambique Rovuma Venture, a joint venture composed of Italy’s Eni, US-based ExxonMobil and China’s CNPC, holds a 70% interest in the E&P concession of Area 4, with Galp, Kogas and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos each holding a 10% interest.
Gas from three reservoirs of the Mamba complex located in the Area 4 block in the Offshore Rovuma Basin will supply the Rovuma LNG facility. In phase 1 of the development, two trains, with a total LNG nameplate capacity of 15.2 mta, will be commissioned in 2025.
“Awarding and executing the onshore EPC contract is a significant step forward developing the world-class Rovuma LNG project,” said ExxonMobil senior vice president for global LNG Peter Clarke.
In May, the Mozambique Government approved Mozambique Rovuma Venture’s development plan for the Rovuma LNG project.
One of three LNG projects under development in Mozambique, the US$30Bn Rovuma LNG is the only one yet awaiting FID. The other projects are Eni’s Coral Sul floating LNG and Total’s Mozambique LNG.
LNG projects under development in Mozambique
|Coral Sul FLNG||3.4 mta||Eni||2022|
|Mozambique LNG||12.9 mta||Total||2024|
|Rovuma LNG||15.2 mta||ExxonMobil||2025|