BHGE wins second contract for Coral South FLNG project, Mozambique


GE company Baker Hughes has secured a second contract to provide rotating equipment for the power and gas refrigeration process of Eni East Africa’s (EEA) Coral South FLNG development in offshore Mozambique. 

The contract was awarded by a joint venture comprising TechnipFMC and JGC.

JGC is serving as the lead partner in a consortium that will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) of the facility. 

Under the second contract awarded through the former GE Oil & Gas business, Baker Hughes will also supply four Turbo-compression trains for mix refrigeration services using its aeroderivative gas turbine (model PGT25+G4) technology.

In addition, four Turbo-generation units powered by the same model will be delivered.

These components will be built at the company’s Nuovo Pignone facility in Florence, Italy, with them subsequently assembled and tested in the Massa facility. 

"The Coral South FLNG project involves the installation of a 3.4 million tonnes per annum capacity FLNG facility connected to six subsea wells."

Baker Hughes turbomachinery and process solutions president and CEO Rod Christie said: "Coral South LNG is an enormously important development for Mozambique and the region, the first new-built FLNG facility to be installed in Africa and one of only a small number in the world today.”

The company was also awarded another contract, after completion of the merger between GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes last July. 

The contract was to deliver boil-off gas (BOG) and booster compressors competent to operate at -180°C to re-liquefy excessive BOG that escapes out of the LNG storage tanks. 

The Coral South FLNG project involves the installation of a 3.4 million tonnes per annum capacity FLNG facility connected to six subsea wells. 

Expected to start operating in the middle of 2022, the facility will produce nearly five trillion cubic feet of gas over 25 years.