BESIX wins Mozambique LNG marine facilities work

Brussels-based contractor BESIX has been selected to build the marine facilities of the Mozambique LNG project in partnership with Mota-Engil.

BESIX wins Mozambique LNG marine facilities work
Courtesy of BESIX

Works include the construction of the material offloading facility (MOF) and the LNG load-out jetty and wharf.

BESIX noted that the LNG load-out jetty and wharf comprises a 2,700-meter-long access jetty, with a width varying between 34 and 90 metres. It leads to a 1,900-meter-long wharf out at sea. The wharf will notably be equipped with 5 berths/platforms, including the four for LNG and the one for condensate as well as berthing and mooring facilities for the largest LNG carriers (two Q-Max and two Q-Flex).

The material offloading facility is a support marine base for the Mozambique LNG project development. It comprises quay wall structures and mooring and berthing facilities for cargo ships.

The contract for engineering, procurement and construction was signed with EPC contractor CCS JV in April 2020.

BESIX added in its statement the design of the facilities has been optimised through collaboration between CCS JV and BESIX’s in-house engineering department.

Works, which will be carried out with BESIX’s own marine fleet, will begin in mid-2020, the statement reads. The fleet comprises two self-elevating platforms and crane barges.

The project is located in the Cabo Delgado Province, near the coastal town of Palma on the Indian Ocean coastline of Mozambique.

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The project includes the development of the Golfinho and Atum fields located within Offshore Area 1 and the construction of a two-trains liquefaction plant with a capacity of 13.12 million tonnes per year (Mt/y).

Total operates Mozambique LNG with a 26.5 percent participating interest alongside ENH Rovuma Área Um, S.A. (15 percent), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 (20 percent), ONGC Videsh (10 percent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique (10 percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique (10 percent), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 (8.5 percent).