UTEC, a global surveying company and part of marine energy and infrastructure services group Acteon, has been awarded survey work by TechnipFMC plc to support the development of Coral-Sul FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) project, the world’s first in ultra-deepwater.
The Coral-Sul FLNG, which is approximately 50 km from the Mozambique coast, will operate in 2000 m of water in Coral field, which is in the southern part of Area 4 in the Rovuma basin. Eni is the operator of the Coral South Project on behalf of the Area 4 Partners.
The work includes pre-lay surveys; long baseline array installation and calibration; survey and positioning support; support for the installation of manifold foundation piles, manifolds, tether piles, flexible lines, umbilicals, wellhead jumpers and flying leads; pre-commissioning operations surveys; and riser hook-up and as-built surveys.
“We are proud to support TechnipFMC and the Coral-Sul FLNG project,” says Ross Leitch, General Manager, UTEC Europe and Africa. “We have worked hard to build a strong relationship with TechnipFMC, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration. We strive to connect with our customers and ensure that they receive a world-class service and the right solutions. It is our people who make the real difference. We add value to projects through using a multiskilled, multidisciplinary crew and eliminating costs incurred from survey-related downtime.”
The survey work is due to begin in April 2021. The start-up of the 3.4-million-t-capacity Coral-Sul FLNG is planned for 2022.
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