LNG technology chosen for Mozambique’s first onshore facility

US-based Air Products has been contracted to provide its proprietary LNG technology, equipment and related process licence and advisory services to Mozambique’s first onshore LNG production facility, Mozambique LNG Project

Under the agreement with engineering, procurement and construction contractor CCS JV, a joint venture comprised of affiliates of Saipem, McDermott and Chiyoda, Air Products will provide two of its proprietary coil-wound main cryogenic heat exchangers (MCHE) for the project. Air Products will manufacture the MCHEs at its facility in Port Manatee, Florida for shipment to the project site on the Afungi Peninsula in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

The Mozambique LNG Project will be the first onshore LNG project in Mozambique in southeast Africa. Air Products’ MCHEs will operate at the site as part of two separate LNG production trains designed to produce 13 mta of LNG from the Golfinho/Atum natural gas fields in Mozambique, with first production in 2024.

“Our LNG business is encouraged by the activity in the market and customers should know that Air Products’ expanded manufacturing facility is capable of addressing their LNG technological needs anywhere in the world,” said Air Products executive vice president Dr Samir Serhan.

“We have been tasked with building the first onshore LNG export facility in Mozambique and one of the most efficient facilities in the LNG space,” said CCS JV chairman Roberto Uberti. “We are carefully selecting reliable and experienced technology providers and under this perspective, the benefits of Air Products involvement are clearly consistent.”

Total operates Mozambique LNG with a 26.5% interest alongside ENH Rovuma Área Um, SA (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd (20%), ONGC Videsh Ltd (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique BV (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).

Air Products is also involved with the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project, the first offshore FLNG project in Mozambique, which is expected to begin production in 2022.