Coral South was the first project approved by our Area 4 partners for developing gas resources discovered in the Rovuma Basin, off Mozambique’s coast. The project involves producing and selling gas from the southern part of the Coral field, using a floating plant for liquefying natural gas (LNG) with a capacity of 3.4 million tonnes, linked to six subsea gas producing wells. Coral Sul was developed with an approach based on energy optimization, based on a systematic analysis of efficiency. Its characteristics include zero flaring during normal operations, the use of thermal efficient aero-derivative gas turbines for refrigerant compressors and generation, the use of Dry Low NOx technology to reduce NOx emission and waste heat recovery systems for the process.
In June 2022, we began introducing hydrocarbons into the plant. With the introduction, the Coral Sul FLNG will be ready to produce its first cargo of liquefied natural gas in the second half of 2022, thus adding Mozambique to the list of LNG-producing countries, and contributing to the country’s economic and social development.