Van Oord Wins Large Contract for Mozambique LNG Project

In consortium with TechnipFMC, Van Oord has been awarded a contract worth over one billion US dollars for the Area 1 Mozambique Golfinho/Atum development. This project is Mozambique’s first onshore LNG development, which will be used to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields offshore. 

The contract was awarded by Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Lda, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and covers the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the subsea systems. Van Oord will execute the shallow offshore installation scope while its consortium partner TechnipFMC is responsible for the deep water scope.

Onshore LNG Development

Maurits den Broeder, Managing Director Van Oord Offshore, said the project is an 'important piece of energy transition infrastructure, which will allow Mozambique to unlock its natural resources.' The onshore LNG development will initially consist of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 Mtpa to support the development of the offshore Golfinho/Atum fields located within Offshore Area 1. 


The upcoming months will be dedicated to project preparation. The works will be carried out under strict environmental requirements. Van Oord will deploy its shallow water pipe lay barge Stingray to execute the works. This vessel is designed in accordance with the highest quality and safety standards in the offshore oil and gas industry, and equipped with state-of-the-art machinery to install pipelines from 6 to 60 inches in diameter.

Picture: Van Oord's Stingray is a shallow water pipe lay barge.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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