Baker Hughes signs service contract with Coral FLNG
Baker Hughes has signed a new service contract for the maintenance and monitoring of turbomachinery equipment operations at Coral Sul FLNG off the coast of Mozambique on the Eni-led Coral South project, it said on September 30.
As part of the scope, Baker Hughes will also provide remote monitoring and diagnostics services, as well as a suite of other digital services. The service contract is agreed to for eight years, and services are to commence at the end of 2022.
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This new service agreement builds on an existing Coral Sul FLNG’s contract awarded to Baker Hughes in 2017 for the project’s power and gas refrigeration process.
Coral Sul FLNG is the first deep-water floating LNG facility operating on the Eni-led Coral South project on behalf of Area 4 partners – ExxonMobil, CNPC, GALP, Kogas and ENH.
The Coral South project achieved a final investment decision in 2017; FLNG fabrication and construction activities started in September 2018 and were completed in 38 months as planned, with an FLNG sail away, from South Korea to Mozambique, in November 2021.
The Coral Sul FLNG has a gas liquefaction capacity of 3.4mn metric tons/year and will put in production 450bn m3 of gas from the Coral reservoir, located in the offshore Rovuma basin. Coral-Sul FLNG is the first floating LNG facility ever deployed in the deep waters of the African continent.
It is expected to begin operations later in 2022, becoming the first LNG project in Mozambique to come online for exports. The first gas from Coral South was sent to the FLNG in June this year.