US-based group Anadarko Petroleum and Italian ENI have signed with the Mozambican government on Thursday the maritime concessions contracts for the construction of the LNG maritime terminal and facilities for materials discharge on the Afungi peninsula, according to the press Mozambican.
The contracts are the aftermath of the approval by the Council of Ministers on 21 July of the current year of the terms and conditions of these instruments which form part of the contractual and commercial package for the LNG projects in the Rovuma basin in the north of the country.
The documents were signed by the Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Letícia Klemens, and the representatives of ENI East Africa, Fabio Castiglioni and Anadarko Moçambique Area 1 Lda, John Bretz.
Minister Leticia Klemens said on the occasion that the signing of these contracts marked an important stage in the process that should culminate in the start of the execution of these projects, which will contribute to support the Mozambican economy.
“I am referring to the beginning of the production of liquefied natural gas in Areas 1 and 4 of the Rovuma basin, as well as the execution of other projects that rely on natural gas as raw material, especially the production of fertilizers, liquid fuels and Electricity,” the minister said.
At the same ceremony, special licenses were signed for the liquefied natural gas project, which will allow operators to carry out activities within the special protection zone, namely to rehome the populations living in the intervention areas.
These documents were signed by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and the Ministers of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celso Correia, the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Agostinho Mondlane and Transport and Communications, Carlos Mesquita. (Source: The Moz Post, Macauhub)