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Best of BMT - An Unrivalled Depth of Experience

Creating an Innovative Solution for a World-First FLNG Project

8 December 2019

Energy and Resources

Best of BMT - An Unrivalled Depth of Experience

In the ultra-deep waters of East Africa, we’re helping to create a world-first.

Located in the southern part of the Rovuma Basin off the shores of Mozambique, the Coral South floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project is the first of its kind in Africa and will be the world’s first ultra-deepwater FLNG facility to operate at a water depth of over 2,000m.

Industry-leading mooring solutions supplier SOFEC needed to integrate a robust and reliable mooring monitoring system (MMS) to complement their market-leading turret mooring solution at this major new deepwater development for ENI's Coral South project. But faced with the engineering challenge of depths ranging from 1,500-2,300 metres, they turned to the combined expertise of BMT and Sonardyne Inc. to create a truly innovative mooring monitoring system.

SOFEC’s requirements were challenging but our system exceeded all expectations with high availability of data, ease of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) installation, robust subsea technology and longer gaps between maintenance periods.

In addition, the new MMS was designed to monitor the mooring system in real-time to enhance operational safety on the new-build floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility which is currently being built in South Korea. Once completed, it will not only provide valuable integrity data but will also use our secure cloud-based portal “BMT Deep” to allow SOFEC’s client ENI to remotely access vital live information.

Although the waters off Mozambique are deep, our experience and expertise are deeper, and we’re proud to offer SOFEC the most technically competent and robust MMS currently available on the market.


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This article is part of #BestOfBMT 2019, featuring our best projects throughout the year.

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