KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (KD Consortium) has been awarded a front end engineering design contract by Eni East Africa for an FLNG facility for the Coral South Development Project located in Mozambique.
With the award, the KD consortium will be one of three consortia competing for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract to build the new floating LNG facility for Eni East Africa and its partners to develop the hydrocarbon discovery in the Rovuma Basin in Mozambique.
Only one consortium will be chosen to take the project to the EPCIC phase. Three important milestones of this combined FEED-EPCIC competition are:
1) FEED activities started in May 2014.
2) FEED completion date is set to be end of April 2015.
3) EPCIC offer submission is foreseen by end of May 2015.
The KD Consortium will provide the FEED for the Topsides, Hull and Subsea for the Floating LNG facility. The Topsides and Turret are being designed in KBR’s Leatherhead office while the hull and marine system are being engineered in DSME’s facility in Seoul, South Korea.
The FLNG facility will be a turret moored double-hull floating vessel, on which gas receiving, processing, liquefaction, and offloading facilities will be mounted together with LNG and condensate storage.
Eni’s Coral South Development Project is located in the deep waters of the Rovuma Basin, which straddles Mozambique’s Northern border with Tanzania. Coral South is situated approximately 150 miles northeast of Pemba and 30 miles from the Mozambique coast.
The contract value was not disclosed.