Mozambique Rovuma, a joint venture owned by ExxonMobil, Eni and CNPC, has submitted the Rovuma LNG phase 1 development plan to the government. The project will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from the Mamba fields located in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique.
The plan details the proposed design and construction of two liquefied natural gas trains which will each produce 7.6 million tons of LNG per year.
ExxonMobil will lead construction and operation of natural gas liquefaction and related facilities on behalf of the joint venture, and Eni will lead construction and operation of upstream facilities. As the Rovuma LNG project progresses, every effort will be made to actively build the local workforce and supplier capabilities in Mozambique.
“The Rovuma LNG Project is moving forward swiftly,” said Stefano Maione, Eni’s executive vice-president for the Mozambique Program. “The size of the project makes it not only an important investment in the country, but also supports economic growth and opens new opportunities for Mozambicans.”
A final investment decision by the Area 4 joint venture parties is scheduled in 2019, with LNG production expected to commence in 2024. Marketing activities are progressing, with negotiations on sales and purchase agreements underway, targeting completion in parallel with the development plan approval process.
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11th July 2018