Acteon’s UTEC will begin survey work in April on the Coral Sul floating LNG (FLNG) project, offshore Mozambique.
TechnipFMC has awarded the work to UTEC, the latter announced.
UTEC will carry out “pre-lay surveys, long baseline array installation and calibration; survey and positioning support; support for the installation of manifold foundation piles, manifolds, tether piles, flexible lines, umbilicals, wellhead jumpers and flying leads; pre-commissioning operations surveys; and riser hook-up and as-built surveys.”
The company’s general manager for Europe and Africa Ross Leitch said UTEC had “worked hard to build a strong relationship with TechnipFMC, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration. We strive to connect with our customers and ensure that they receive a world-class service and the right solutions.”
Coral Sul FLNG is the world’s first in the ultra-deepwater, in depths of around 2,000 metres of water. The vessel will be around 50 km offshore, in the southern part of Area 4 in the Rovuma Basin.
Eni expects the 3.4 million tonne per year facility to begin producing LNG in 2022.
TechnipFMC won engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) work on Coral Sul FLNG in 2017.
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) lifted the last of 13 topsides modules into place on the Coral Sul FLNG vessel in November 2020. The vessel is expected to leave South Korea this year.
Eni paused drilling of wells for the LNG project in 2020 but resumed work in January this year.