Sofec to supply turret mooring system for Mozambique’s offshore gas project


Modec Group company Sofec has secured a contract from the TechnipFMC and JGC joint venture (JV) to supply the Turret Mooring System for Coral South Project in offshore Mozambique. 

Under the contract, Sofec will carry out the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of an internal turret mooring system for the Coral South floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) site. 

The FLNG facility will be capable of producing 3.4 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas after completion and will be moored at water depths of 2,000m in Area 4. 

Sofec CEO Rick Hall said: “This project will continue to allow Sofec to showcase our unique capabilities in moorings and fluid transfer systems."

The turret will enable the FLNG facility to continuously operate without any interruption to production.

"The turret will enable the FLNG facility to continuously operate without any interruption to production."

Alongside performing EPC activities, Sofec will assist in turret integration and offshore commissioning activities in Mozambique.

The project involves delivery of the turret mooring systems such as mooring legs, mechanical connectors and anchor piles, along with fluid transfer systems that include piping, swivels, safety, and controls.

Representing Sofec’s fourth single point mooring system for LNG related business, the Coral South FLNG Turret will use the company’s high-integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS) technology.

The design allows a reduced pressure envelope through the swivel stack by identifying HIPPS on the geostationary part of the turret, increasing operational safety on the FLNG vessel.