Mozambique’s Rovuma LNG Phase 1 development plan submitted

moz rovuma 9This is in line with Mozambique’s government’s aim to boost the country’s energy sector. (Image source: Berardo62/Flickr)Mozambique Rovuma Venture has submitted the development plan to the government for the first phase of the Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from the Mamba fields located in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique

The plan details the proposed design and construction of two liquefied natural gas trains which will each produce 7.6mn tonnes of LNG per year.

ExxonMobil will lead the construction and operation of natural gas liquefaction and related facilities on behalf of the joint venture and Eni will lead the construction and operation of upstream facilities.

As the Rovuma LNG project progresses, every effort will be made to actively build the local workforce and supplier capabilities in Mozambique.

“The Rovuma LNG Project is moving forward swiftly,” said Stefano Maione, executive vice-president of Eni for the Mozambique programme. “The size of the project makes it not only an important investment in the country but also supports economic growth and opens new opportunities for Mozambicans.”

A final investment decision by the Area 4 joint venture parties is scheduled in 2019, with LNG production expected to commence in 2024. Marketing activities are progressing, with negotiations on sales and purchase agreements underway, targeting completion in parallel with the development plan approval process.

Rovuma LNG is operated by Mozambique Rovuma Venture SpA, an incorporated joint venture owned by ExxonMobil, Eni and CNPC, which holds a 70 per cent interest in the Area 4 concession alongside its partners Galp, KOGAS and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos EP (ENH), each of which holds a 10 per cent interest.

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