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Eni, a leading global energy company, has entered into an agreement with Chinese contractor Wison Heavy Industry for the construction and installation of a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) unit with a production capacity of 2.4 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) offshore the Republic of Congo.

This groundbreaking facility will mark the second FLNG unit to be deployed in the Republic of Congo, following the success of the Tango FLNG project. The new FLNG unit is expected to commence LNG production in 2023. Upon its addition, the combined LNG production capacity on Marine XII will reach an impressive 3 million tons per year (over 4.5 billion cubic meters per year) by 2025.

The FLNG unit, spanning an impressive length of 380 meters and a width of 60 meters, will be anchored at a water depth of approximately 40 meters. It will have the capability to store over 180,000 cubic meters of LNG and 45,000 cubic meters of LPGs (liquefied petroleum gases).

These developments are integral to the Marine XII gas valorization plan, aligning perfectly with Eni’s overarching strategy to maximize the potential of gas equity. The company continues to demonstrate its commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions while strengthening its position as a key player in the global energy market.

Eni’s innovative initiatives in the Republic of Congo highlight its dedication to leveraging the vast natural gas resources in the region. The implementation of the second FLNG unit represents a significant milestone in the nation’s journey towards a greener and more sustainable energy future. As Eni expands its gas valorization efforts, it remains committed to driving positive change in the energy landscape while delivering value to its stakeholders and customers.