Africa Oil & Gas: Lloyd’s Register supervising Eni’s Coral South FLNG project

ENI CORAL SOUTH FLNGLloyd’s Register has been contracted to provide design, procurement, certification, construction, integration and commissioning in addition to its classification services to Eni’s Coral South FLNG project in Mozambique.

The Coral South field, containing approximately 450 billion cubic meters (16 TCF) of gas, is being developed by Eni in Area Four of the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of Mozambique.

The Coral South FLNG unit will be operating at a depth of 2,000 meters and is expected to produce around 3.4 million tonnes of LNG per year.

The FLNG will be about 430m long, 66m wide, and will weigh about 210,000 tons. It has a design life of 25 years.

LR has been involved in the project since 2014, and in 2015 awarded the first approval in principle for the design. LR’s primary role in the project is to ensure that the FLNG operates safely, is not going to impact the environment, that people working onboard the unit are safe and that it is designed, procured and fabricated in accordance with the most recognised industry standards.

LR will be heavily involved throughout the entire supply chain. The project is currently in a detailed engineering design phase, with the bulk of design work happening in Korea, France and Japan. LR is required to deliver a number of design appraisal documents as part of this phase.

All the equipment, systems and machinery that make up the topside plant on the FLNG will be certified by LR.

Upon completion of construction, the FLNG will be towed from Korea to Mozambique and LR will be monitoring the hook up of the mooring system and to survey the commissioning of the topside plant on station.

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