Oil & Gas

12 May 2022

Mozambique’s First Offshore Natural Gas Extraction Project is Underway

12 May 2022  by   
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Image credit: Sarens

Sarens, a multinational company specialising in heavy lifting and engineered transport, has announced its involvement in a natural gas extraction project in Mozambique which, once inaugurated in mid-2022, will be one of the largest in the world.

This project is a part of Coral South, the first offshore project for Mozambique that will be aimed at the extraction and sale of natural gas and will bring numerous jobs and economic benefits to the country.

The Coral South Project will have the world’s deepest floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility with wells drilled nearly 2,000 metres deep. Six wells in total will flow into the liquefaction unit of the offshore natural gas project. Once it starts its operations in mid-2022, it will be able to extract 450 billion cubic metres of gas from the site, which will mean a total volume of 3.4 million tons of natural gas per year.

Sarens was ready on site for unloading and lifting the mooring chains that attach the FLNG installation to the offshore drilling surface, which allows for the hook-up and conduct of natural gas extraction operations.

To manage the liftings required for this project, the company shipped a 250T hook block capacity, which is capable of lifting the chains needed in this project. In addition to the hook block, the CC1100 crane had an LH configuration and 7.25m of track. An 80 tons counterweight was also required to balance the lifting operations and an additional 42m jib.

The offshore natural gas project lasted three months, from planning, equipment test trial and execution and was successfully completed on schedule.


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