Eni Orders Second FLNG Unit for Congo

The Marine XII area development could see 3 mtpa of LNG production by 2025.

The Tango FLNG facility purchased by Eni to produce LNG in the Republic of Congo.
SOURCE: Exmar Annual General Meeting Presentation.

Eni will add a second FLNG unit to its operations in the Republic of Congo after signing a contract with Wison Heavy Industry. Wison will build and install a 2.4 mtpa facility to be deployed in the Marine XII area offshore. The first unit, Tango FLNG, with a 0.6 mtpa capacity, is expected to begin operations in 2023.

The new unit will be a 380×60-m vessel anchored at a water depth of around 40 m and will be able to store over 180 000 m3 of LNG and 45 000 m3 of LPG. Preliminary activities have already started, with long-lead items ordered; steel cut of cryogenic tanks occurred on 20 December.

With the second FLNG, overall LNG production capacity on Marine XII will reach 3 mtpa (over 4.5 billion m3 per year) in 2025.

Both initiatives are part of the Marine XII gas valorization plan, in line with Eni’s strategy to leverage gas equity.

This past August, Eni acquired the company Export LNG Ltd., which owns the Tango FLNG.

In April 2022, Eni signed framework agreement with the Congolese government to boost joint E&P operations and increase natural gas exports toward Europe.