Saipem to restart Mozambique LNG project
MAPUTO, March 1, 2023 – Saipem has agreed to restart Mozambique’s first onshore LNG plant for TotalEnergies, the Italian oilfield services company’s CEO announced on Tuesday.
The development located in Afungi in the Cabo Delgado province was put on hold in April 2021 due to security reasons.
The project is expected to gradually restart beginning in July 2023.
Works involve building two liquefaction trains with a combined capacity of 13 million tonnes per year of LNG.
The USD 3.72-billion EPC contract was signed in 2019.
Saipem is the lead partner in the project alongside Japanese and US engineering companies Chiyoda Corporation and McDermott.
In November 2022, Eni launched production from its offshore Mozambique LNG project, marking the country’s first foray into producing LNG.