First steel cut for Coral South FLNG hull
Construction of the hull for the Coral South FLNG vessel has started at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje Island, South Korea.
Eni and its Area 4 partners held a first steel ceremony, which occurred 15 months after the project’sfinal investment decision.
The FLNG construction started in March of this year in Singapore with the steel cut for the ship’s turret.
SHI is expected to start construction of the topsides modules at the end of the year.
The FLNG vessel is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. The facility will be moored in 2,000 m (6,562 ft) of water in Area 4 of the Rovuma basin offshore Mozambique. First gas is expected in 2022.
Eni is the delegated operator for theCoral South FLNG project. The Area 4 participants are Eni (25%), ExxonMobil (25%), CNPC (20%), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos E.P. (10%), Kogas (10%), and Galp Energia (10%).