SOFEC, a MODEC Group company, has been awarded the turret mooring system supply contract for Eni's Coral South Project.
The contract was awarded by TechnipFMC and JGC Corp. joint venture is is for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a major internal turret mooring system for the Coral South Floating LNG facility.
The FLNG facility will be designed to produce 3.4 MTPA of liquefied natural gas and will be moored in 2000m water depth in Area 4, offshore Mozambique.
The turret allows the FLNG facility to continually rotate into prevailing weather without production interruptions. SOFEC will be responsible for all EPC activities related to the internal turret mooring system and its ancillary components.
SOFEC will also assist in turret integration and offshore commissioning activities in Mozambique. Project delivery includes both the turret mooring systems (mooring legs, mechanical connectors and anchor piles) and fluid transfer systems (piping, swivels, safety and controls).
The Coral South FLNG turret is SOFEC’s fourth single point mooring system for LNG related business and using SOFEC’s high integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS) technology.
SOFEC’s design enables a reduced pressure envelope through the swivel stack by efficiently locating the HIPPS on the geostationary part of the turret. This results in increased operational safety on the FLNG vessel, thereby increasing safety for personnel. This technology also clears deck space on the vessel where real estate is at a premium.
Rick Hall, SOFEC’s CEO stated: “We are honored to be awarded this contract for the Coral FLNG Turret Moorings. This project will continue to allow SOFEC to showcase our unique capabilities in moorings and fluid transfer systems. We look forward to working with the joint venture partners to make this a safe and successful project.”