Amec Foster Wheeler said it has been awarded a detailed design and engineering contract by Sasol Petroleum for Phase 1 Tranche 1 of the PSA development for surface facilities at Temane.
The scope of work and contract is for a new integrated oil, liquefied petroleum gas and gas project, including flowlines for the fields, located adjacent to Sasol’s and its partners’ existing Temane central processing facility, the statement reads.
AFW has already completed early engineering works for the project.
Roberto Penno, Amec Foster Wheeler Group President for Asia, Middle East, Africa & Southern Europe, said that “This award reinforces Amec Foster Wheeler’s position as a leading Oil & Gas service provider in Mozambique. We have delivered many projects for Sasol and its partners in-country, including building the original Temane facility. For this project, we will deploy our extensive expertise to this development which will see further hydrocarbon resources produced to support Southern African growth.”
This is good news for a country that is currently struggling with a debt crisis.
The Mozambican government has admitted in April to the existence of USD1.4bn in undisclosed loans by the Interior Ministry and state-owned security companies Proindicus and Mozambique Asset Management.
Fitch Ratings has recently downgraded Mozambique’s credit rating by one level to CC, warning that a default was likely.
Anadarko and Eni are developing multi-billion LNG export projects in the country but they have still not made a final investment decision.
Anadarko spokesman John Christiansen recently told LNG World News that the Woodlands-based company is “strongly committed” to its Mozambique LNG project despite the debt crisis in the African country and the oil price downturn.
Mozambique is estimated to hold about 100 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves.(source: LNG World News Staff)