Eni awards Expro with contract for LNG pre-treatment plant in Congo

UK-based energy services provider Expro Group has secured a long-term production solutions contract with Eni Congo, a subsidiary of Italian energy major Eni, for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) pre-treatment facility in Congo.

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Under the 10-year contract worth more than $300 million, Expro will design, construct, operate and maintain a fast-track onshore LNG pre-treatment facility (OPT), as part of the Marine XII development offshore Congo.

The facility will be built near to the Litchendjili gas plant, which supplies adjacent Centrale Electrique du Congo (CEC) Pointe-Noire Power Plant, and will enable the production of LNG to significantly increase from the West Africa area.

The facility is designed to allow incremental gas production for low-carbon electricity generation. It will link to Eni Congo’s offshore floating LNG (FLNG) operations, supporting both the local energy market and increased global demands for LNG to support secure energy supplies, Expro explained.

The OPT facility is designed to process approximately 80 million cubic feet of gas a day.

Colin Mackenzie, Expro’s Regional Vice President for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “We are delighted to be able to extend our long-standing partnership with Eni and our activity in West Africa through securing this highly prestigious contract. Our expertise in designing, engineering, delivering, building, operating, and maintaining modular production plants on a fast-track basis is a recognized market differentiator and will further strengthen our presence in the region.

“Expro’s experience and capabilities in empowering operators to quickly access reserves can play a critical role in supporting Africa’s significant and growing LNG industry, providing opportunities to support secure energy supplies.”

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