MILAN — Eni has signed a contract with Wison Heavy Industry for the construction and installation of a floating LNG (FLNG) unit with a capacity of 2.4 mtpa. The FLNG will be deployed offshore the Republic of Congo.
The 380-m-long and 60-m-wide vessel will be anchored at a water depth of about 40 m and will be able to store more than 180,000 cu. m of LNG and 45,000 cu. m of LPG. Preliminary activities have already started, with long lead items ordered and steel cut of cryogenic tanks occurred on Dec. 20.
This facility will be the second FLNG to be deployed in the Republic of Congo, the first one being Tango FLNG (0.6 MTPA capacity), with LNG production expected to begin in 2023. With the second FLNG, overall LNG production capacity on Marine XII will reach 3 million tons per year (more than 4.5 Bcm per year) in 2025.
Both initiatives are part of Marine XII gas valorisation plan, in line with Eni’s strategy to leverage gas equity.