Italian energy group Eni has awarded an EPCIC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, and Commissioning) contract to Chinese yard Wison (Nantong) Heavy Industry Co.Ltd to construct and install a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility. The vessel will produce 2.5 million tonnes per year and will be operated off Congo.
The 380m-long and 60m-wide FLNG unit will be anchored at a depth of around 40m. It will have a capacity of 180,000m3 of LNG and 45,000m3 of liquified petroleum gas (LPG). Preliminary activities have already started, with long lead items ordered and steel cut of cryogenic tanks occurred on December 20th, as Eni said.
This facility will be the second FLNG to be deployed in the Republic of Congo, the first one being Tango FLNG (0.6 MTPA capacity), with LNG production expected to begin in 2023. With the second FLNG, overall LNG production capacity on Marine XII will reach 3 million tons/year (over 4.5 billion cubic meters/year) in 2025.
Eni signs EPCIC contract with Wison Heavy Industry