Lloyd’s Register to certify FLNG Coral South
The UK class society to support Italian energy corporation ENI project in Mozambique
Lloyd’s Register is to certify floating liquefied natural gas FLNG Coral South project in Mozambique developed by Italian energy corporation ENI. The scope of work covers design, procurement, certification, construction, integration and commissioning, as well as providing classification services under a risk based inspection regime when the FLNG enters service in 2022.
The Coral South field is being developed in Area Four of Rovuma Basin, off the coast of Mozambique. The FLNG unit will be Africa’s first floating gas facility. The size, quality and position of the field’s resources are set to transform Mozambique’s economy; the Coral South field contains 450 billion cubic metres (16 TCF) of gas.
The Coral South FLNG unit will be the world’s first ultra-deepwater FLNG, operating at a depth of 2,000m and is expected to produce 3.4 million tons of LNG per year. The FLNG will be 430m long, 66m wide, and will weigh 210,000 tons, with a design life of 25 years.
LR has been involved in the project since 2014, and in 2015 awarded a first Approval in Principle for the design. LR’s primary role in the project is to ensure that the FLNG operates safely, is not going to impact the environment, that people working onboard the unit are safe and that it is designed, procured and fabricated in accordance with the most recognised industry standards.
LR will be heavily involved throughout the entire supply chain. The project is currently in a detailed engineering design phase, with the bulk of design work happening in Korea, France and Japan. LR is required to deliver a number of design appraisal documents as part of this phase.
All equipment, systems and machinery that make up the topside plant on the FLNG will be certified by LR through over 500 contracts with equipment vendors directly; this will result in all equipment arriving in Korea certified by LR to agreed codes and standards. Upon completion of construction, the FLNG will be towed from Korea to Mozambique and LR will be in attendance to witness the hook up of the mooring system and to survey the commissioning of the topside plant on station. LR site surveyors will confirm that the unit is installed and commissioned in accordance with its rules and the industry codes and standards that it is designed to.