Eni has announced the departure of the first LNG cargo from its Coral Sul floating LNG facility offshore Mozambique on November 13th. The Italian major is operator of the project with partners ExxonMobil, CNPC, Galp Energia, KOGAS, and national oil company ENH.
The project has come on stream in line with its initial budget and schedule, despite several constraints generated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Coral Sul FLNG unit has a capacity of 3.4 million tons per annum and is Mozambique’s first gas export project. Under an agreement signed with bp in October 2016, the British major will be the sole off-taker for the entire volumes of LNG produced by the Coral South project for a period of over twenty years.
Eni revealed earlier this year that it was considering a second floating unit in the country in response of Europe’s needs to replace gas imports from Russia.