HOUSTON — Baker Hughes has secured an eight-year service contract for maintenance and monitoring of turbomachinery equipment at the Coral Sul FLNG offshore Mozambique, due to start operations later this year.
The vessel serves the Eni-led Coral South project in Area 4 of the Rovuma basin.
The service agreement involves ensuring the performance of the rotating equipment under predetermined metrics, such as reliability of compressors and efficiency/low emissions of the gas turbines, and includes provision of resident engineers, supervisors, repairs and spare parts to support maintenance.
In addition, Baker Hughes will provide remote monitoring and diagnostics drawing on its iCenter capabilities, including Carbon Optimizer and other digital services based on Bently Nevada’s System 1 technology (health and maintenance monitoring, data services and cyber-asset management).
Baker Hughes’ work on the development started in 2017 with the power and gas refrigeration process, including four turbo-compression trains with aeroderivative gas turbine and centrifugal compressor technology, and four turbo-generation units.
The Coral Sul FLNG, which has a liquefaction capacity of 3.4 MMt per year, will produce 450 Bcm of gas from the Coral reservoir in 2,000 m water depth. It is expected to begin operations later in 2022, becoming the first LNG project in Mozambique to come online for exports.
In June Eni announced that the Coral South Project safely achieved the introduction of hydrocarbons to the Coral Sul FLNG plant from the Coral South reservoir offshore Mozambique.