On behalf of its Area 4 Partners (ExxonMobil, CNPC, GALP, KOGAS and ENH), Eni as Delegated Operator held the naming and sail away ceremony of the Coral-Sul FLNG, the first floating LNG facility ever to be deployed in the deep waters of Africa.

According to the statement, the FLNG, which is part of the Coral South Project, will be towed and moored at its operating site in the Rovuma basin offshore Mozambique.

FLNG production is expected to commence in H2 of 2022, which will contribute to increase gas availability in a tight market.

It should be noted that in 2017, Coral South Project got Final Investment Decision, only 36 months after the last appraisal well. In 2018, FLNG fabrication and construction activities started and were completed punctually and within budget, despite the pandemic.

On this occasion, Stefano Maione, Director Development, Operations & Energy Efficiency at Eni, said, “The Coral Sul FLNG is a world-class feat of engineering, construction know-how and technology, suited to kick-off the development of Mozambique’s world-class resources. The project fits integrally with and within the Eni’s energy transition strategy, as we move towards a decarbonised energy future, in which gas is playing an essential and transitional role.”