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BESIX to Build Marine Facilities for Mozambique LNG Project

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Brussels-based contractor BESIX and Portuguese engineering and construction group, Mota-Engil, will build the marine facilities for the Mozambique liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.

Work under this partnership is scheduled to begin in mid-2020 and entails the building of the material offloading facility, which is a marine support base for the development of the Mozambique LNG project. It comprises quay wall structures and mooring and berthing facilities for cargo ships. The design of the facilities has been achieved through collaboration between CCS JV and BESIX’s in-house engineering department.

“We are particularly proud to carry out this project and to equip our client CCS JV and the Republic of Mozambique with world-class marine facilities, while TOTAL is the operator for which the facilities are being built. 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,” said Mathieu Dechamps, General Manager of BESIX International.

The LNG project involves the development of the Golfinho and Atum fields located within offshore Area 1 and the construction of a two-trains liquefaction plant with a capacity of 13.12 million tons per year.

“This new project in Mozambique, which will be one of the largest LNG projects in the world in the next decade, confirms this country as one of the main drivers of the commercial dynamics of Mota-Engil África in the continent, highlighting the importance that the LNG project has and will continue to have in Mota-Engil’s activity evolution,” stated Luís Silva, Representative for Market Relations of Mota-Engil.

Total operates Mozambique LNG with a 26.5% participating interest alongside ENH Rovuma Area Um, S.A. (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 (20%), ONGC Videsh (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique (10 %), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 (8.5%).

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Charné Hollands

Charné Hollands

Charné Hollands is the Deputy Editor at Energy Capital & Power. She holds a Higher Certificate in Professional Photography and Masters in Media Studies from the University of Cape Town. Charné writes content for ECP's website and events as well as co-authored African Energy Chamber: Road to Recovery.