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Dutch group hired for a natural gas project in Mozambique

The Smit Lamnalco group has been hired to provide integrated maritime services for the installation of a floating liquefied natural gas unit in the Area 4 block of the Rovuma basin, northern Mozambique, the group said.

Operators of the Area 4 block, the ENI and ExxonMobil groups, announced on Thursday in a separate statement the award of a 10-year fixed term contract to Smit Lamnalco for the project better known as Coral Sul.

“Following an international tender and extensive technical and commercial evaluation approved by the National Oil Institute, the regulatory authority for oil operations in Mozambique, we are announcing the award of a strategic contract to a recognised and experienced company to support offloading and offshore operations of the Coral Sul FLNG,” said Maurizio Lanzo, the platform’s general manager.

To provide its services, Smit Lamnalco, which is present in more than 30 countries, will use three tugboats for escorting, mooring and unloading liquefied natural gas carriers next to the floating platform, with a fourth tug used to assist in sea operations.

The Coral Sul FLNG Coral is a special purpose entity created by the ENI Group and Area 4 partners, namely ExxonMobil, the China National Petroleum Corporation, Kogas, Galp Energia and Mozambique’s ENH. (Macauhub)


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