Sofec to supply turret mooring system for Eni’s Coral South FLNG

Sofec, a Modec group company, has been awarded the turret mooring system supply contract for the Coral South Project by the joint venture consisting of TechnipFMC and JGC Corporation.

Italy’s Eni, as the operator, sanctioned the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project offshore Mozambique at the beginning of June.

TechnipFMC was then awarded a major integrated contract for the project, which covers the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up of the Coral South FLNG facility and its associated risers and subsea flowlines system, as well as the installation of the umbilicals and subsea equipment.

Later in June, Aker Solutions won a contract to deliver three umbilicals and associated equipment and GE Oil & Gas to supply subsea production systems, ancillary equipment and services for the project.

The contract now awarded to Sofec is for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a major internal turret mooring system for the Coral South FLNG. The unit will be designed to produce 3.4 MTPA of liquefied natural gas and will be moored in 2,000 meters of water depth in the Area 4, offshore Mozambique.

The turret allows the FLNG facility to continually rotate into prevailing weather without production interruptions. Sofec will be responsible for all EPC activities related to the internal turret mooring system and its ancillary components. Sofec will also assist in turret integration and offshore commissioning activities in Mozambique. Project delivery includes both the turret mooring systems (mooring legs, mechanical connectors and anchor piles) and fluid transfer systems (piping, swivels, safety and controls).

The Coral South FLNG turret represents Sofec’s 4th single point mooring system for LNG-related business and using Sofec’s High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS) technology. According to the company, its design enables a reduced pressure envelope through the swivel stack by efficiently locating the HIPPS on the geostationary part of the turret.

Rick Hall, Sofec’s CEO stated: “This project will continue to allow Sofec to showcase our unique capabilities in moorings and fluid transfer systems. We look forward to working with the joint venture partners to make this a safe and successful project.”