Global energy major, Eni, through its subsidiary in the Republic of Congo, Eni Congo, has signed a contract with energy services firm, Expro Group, for the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) pre-treatment plant in the Central African country.
The ten-year contract will see Expro designing, operating and maintaining an onshore LNG pre-treatment system near the Litchendjili gas plant to boost LNG production for local electricity generation. The plant will be connected to Eni’s offshore floating LNG system and will represent part of the larger Marine XII development.
The facility will process up to 80 million cubic feet of gas per day which will be distributed for electricity generation via the Centrale Electrique du Congo’s Pointe-Noire Power Plant.
The project represents part of efforts by Eni to maximize LNG production in Congo for exports to meet growing energy demand in Europe while enhancing the country’s gas monetization agenda to expand gross domestic product growth.
Colin Mackenzie, Expro’s Regional Vice President for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, stated that Expro’s “expertise in designing, engineering, delivering, building, operating, and maintaining modular production plants on a fast-track basis is a recognized market differentiator and will further strengthen our presence in the region,” adding that, “Expro’s experience and capabilities in empowering operators to quickly access reserves can play a critical role in supporting Africa’s significant and growing LNG industry, providing opportunities to support secure energy supplies.”