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A consortium of Fluor, JGC Corporation of Japan and TechnipFMC of France has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract by Mozambique Rovuma Venture S.p.A. (MRV)

Pierre Bechelany Signs ContractThe project will develop Area 4 of the ultra-deep Rovuma Basin. (Image source: Fluor)

The contract is for the Mozambique Rovuma LNG Phase 1 Project in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique with an immediate release of a limited notice-to-proceed. Fluor will book its portion of this work in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Mark Fields, group president of Fluor’s Energy and Chemicals business, said, “Fluor is pleased to have been selected for this strategic development and to partner with a team that combines considerable LNG expertise and design-build capabilities on the African continent.”

“We worked closely to develop the project model that builds upon each party’s strengths and capabilities to partner with MRV to advance this landmark project in a safe, secure and sustainable manner creating new opportunities for Mozambique and its citizens,” he added.

The project will develop Area 4 of the ultra-deep Rovuma Basin, a giant offshore natural gas field with up to 15 tcf of natural gas located off the coast of Mozambique.

MRV is an incorporated joint venture owned by Eni, ExxonMobil and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which holds a 70 per cent interest in Area 4 exploration and production concession contract. Galp, KOGAS and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos E.P. each hold a 10 per cent interest.

The project team will be located in Farnborough, UK; Paris, France and Yokohama, Japan.