Air Products wins FLNG project contract for offshore Mozambique

Air Products has secured a contract to supply its cryogenic coil wound heat exchanger technology and the liquefaction process licence for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to be located in the Indian Ocean, offshore Mozambique. 

TP JGC Coral France has awarded the contract and is building the FLNG facility. The company is a joint venture between TechnipFMC, JGC, and Samsung Heavy Industries

The facility will use Air Products’ dual mixed refrigerant process, and is expected to have liquefaction capacity of 3.4 million tonnes per annum. 

The plant will operate on the surface above 6,500ft of water in the Indian Ocean in the Area 4 natural gasfield.

"It will be the first deepwater FLNG project for Africa."

Air Products executive vice-president Dr Samir Serhan said: "The Coral South LNG Project is Air Products’ first time providing our proprietary LNG technology in Mozambique, and it will also be the first deepwater FLNG project for Africa.

"We believe our involvement with other FLNG efforts in different parts of the world gives us unparalleled experience in the floating LNG market." 

Air Products has been manufacturing LNG heat exchangers for more than 45 years.

An LNG heat exchanger is typically more than 15ft in diameter and 180ft in length, weighing nearly 500t. The company has deployed approximately 115 large coil wound heat exchangers at LNG facilities worldwide to date.