TOKYO -- MODEC, Inc., has announced that SOFEC, Inc., a MODEC Group company, has been awarded the turret mooring system supply contract for the Coral South Project by the joint venture consisting of TechnipFMC and JGC Corporation. This is for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a major internal turret mooring system for the Coral South Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG). The FLNG facility will be designed to produce 3.4 mtpa of liquefied natural gas and will be moored in 2,000-m water depth in the Area 4, offshore Mozambique.
The turret allows the FLNG facility to continually rotate into prevailing weather without production interruptions. SOFEC will be responsible for all EPC activities related to the Internal turret mooring system and its ancillary components. SOFEC will also assist in turret integration and offshore commissioning activities in Mozambique. Project delivery includes both the turret mooring systems (mooring legs, mechanical connectors and anchor piles) and fluid transfer systems (piping, swivels, safety and controls).
The Coral South FLNG Turret represents SOFEC’s fourth single point mooring system for LNG related business and using SOFEC’s High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS) technology. SO FEC’s design enables a reduced pressure envelope through the swivel stack by efficiently locating the HIPPS on the geostationary part of the turret. This results in increased operational safety on the FLNG vessel, thereby increasing safety for personnel. This technology also clears deck space on the vessel where real estate is at a premium.