BESIX to build marine facilities for Mozambique LNG Gas Development Project

besixBelgium-based BESIX has partnered with engineering and construction company Mota-Engil to design and build marine facilities for the Mozambique LNG Gas Development Project

The project is located in the Cabo Delgado Province, near the coastal town of Palma on the Indian Ocean coastline of Mozambique. The works include the execution of the engineering, procurement and construction of the LNG load-out jetty and the material offloading facility.

Mathieu Dechamps, general manager BESIX International, said, “BESIX has built over ten major jetty structures over the last 15 years in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Canada. The infrastructure in Mozambique can rely on our renowned expertise in marine works. We look forward to developing them with our JV partner Mota-Engil.”

Design and Engineering

CCS JV and BESIX have implemented a collaborative approach regarding the design of the facilities. This has allowed BESIX’s in-house engineering department to develop variants which significantly optimise the design and improve the project’s risk management.

Fabian Boucher, director BESIX engineering department, commented, “We started working on this project in 2014. The tendering process has allowed us to build a trusting relationship and a transparent working method with our client, CCS JV.

“It has also enabled our experts to provide ‘value engineering’, that is, creative solutions that combine the client’s specific interests with our specialised equipment (jack-up barges) commonly used for this type of work. Our full BIM integration will also benefit the functional objectives and the entire life cycle of the project. These marine facilities are high-end infrastructures that we are particularly proud to design and to build on the African continent, in Mozambique.”

CCS JV is the consortium contracted by Total E&P Mozambique Area 1 for engineering, procurement and construction of Mozambique LNG project, a natural gas liquefaction facility on the Afungi peninsula in Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, bound to become a future leader in the global LNG industry.

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