A 50-50 joint venture comprised of Fluor and JGC Corp. was
awarded Tuesday with a front-end engineering and design (FEED)
contract by Anadarko Moçambique Area 1 Limitada for an
gas liquefaction facility in the Republic of Mozambique.
The project will be located in the Cabo Delgado Province, 2,000
kilometers northeast of Mozambique's capital, Maputo.
Fluor said it will book its portion of the contract in
the first quarter of 2013.
The FEED work will deliver designs for the initial phase of the
Mozambique LNG project of four trains, each train capable of
producing 5 million tpy of liquefied natural
gas (20 million tpy total).
The project has the potential to expand
its capacity up to approximately 50 million tpy of LNG
in the future.
This facility is the first LNG
project in Mozambique. The feedstock comes from offshore
production facilities at Offshore Area 1,
operated by Anadarko, and Offshore Area 4, operated by Eni. The
first LNG cargo is targeted for 2018.
"In the region, this is an important and strategic win for both
joint venture parent companies," said Peter Oosterveer,
president of Fluor's energy and chemicals group.
"We brought together a talented and experienced team that
leverages the combined strengths of JGC's industry-leading LNG
experience with Fluor's 50-plus year reputation for executing
large complex projects in sub-Saharan Africa."
Anadarko Moçambique Area 1, Limitada consists of
Anadarko Petroleum (36.5%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area 1,
Ltd. (20%), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (15%), BPRL
Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), Videocon Mozambique Rovuma Ltd.
(10%) and PTT Exploration & Production (8.5%).