Coral South LNG Project

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Summary Information

  • Ownership:
    • Eni East Africa (EEA) - 70% (Eni - 71.4%, CNPC - 28.6%)
    • Galp Energia, South Korea’s Kogas and Mozambique’s Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), each hold 10% stake
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  • Location: Rovuma Basin, Offshore Mozambique
  • Capacity: 3.4 million tons/annum
  • Status: Under Construction

Brief Description

  • The Coral Sul FLNG is 432 meters long and 66 meters wide, weights around 220,000 tons and has the capacity to accommodate up to 350 people in its eight-story Living Quarter module. The facility is located at a water-depth of around 2,000 meters and is kept in position by means of 20 mooring lines that totally weight 9,000 tons.
  • Coral Sul FLNG has a gas liquefaction capacity of 3.4 million tons per year (MTPA) and will put in production 450 billion cubic meters of gas from the giant Coral reservoir, located in the offshore Rovuma Basin.
  • Coral-Sul FLNG is the first floating LNG facility ever deployed in the deep waters of the African continent.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • **TechnipFMC, JGC Corporation and Samsung Heavy Industries:** Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, Commissioning and Start-up (EPCIC) of the Coral South FLNG facility and its associated risers and subsea flowlines system, as well as the installation of the umbilicals and subsea equipment.
    • **Samsung** is constructing the hull and topsides
    • **Baker Hughes:** Supply of four Turbo-compression trains for mix refrigeration services, and four Turbo-generation units
    • **Sofec:** Turret Mooring System
  • Licensor:

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Commissioning is expected in 2022

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: Gas is supplied by the Coral Gas Field
  • Customers: BP will purchase all the LNG produced


  • 2012 - Coral gas field discovered
  • 2014 - KBR Daewoo Consortium Wins FEED Contract
  • 2016 - BP signed contract to off-take all the LNG produced
  • 2017 - Project implementation phase launched
  • 2018 - Construction of the hull began
  • 2022 - First gas produced

Other Information

  • Korea Eximbank is financing about 23% of the project


  1. KBR Daewoo Consortium Wins FLNG FEED Contract/Competes for EPCIC
  2. Eni and its partners in Area 4, offshore Mozambique, sign with BP a binding agreement for the sale of LNG produced in Coral South
  3. Korea Eximbank·K-sure, KOGAS, and Samsung Heavy Industries collaborate on Coral South FLNG Project in Mozambique
  4. TechnipFMC awarded a major integrated contract for the Coral South FLNG project offshore Mozambique
  5. Eni launches Coral South project in Mozambique
  6. Baker Hughes, A GE Company Awarded Second Major Contract For ENI East Africa’s Coral South FLNG
  7. SOFEC Awarded Turret Mooring System Contract for ENI Coral South FLNG Project Mozambique
  8. Eni begins construction of the Hull for Coral South Floating LNG Unit
  9. Coral South Introduces Hydrocarbons to FLNG Offshore Mozambique