Aker Solutions has secured a contract to supply three umbilicals and associated equipment for Eni’s Coral South project in Mozambique.

Coral South project is claimed to be the Mozambique's first offshore field development. The firms have not disclosed the financial terms of the deal.

Under the deal, Aker will supply three steel tube umbilicals that would be around 19km in length.

The umbilicals will be used to connect the Coral South floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to the field's subsea production system.

Aker will manufacture the umbilicals at its facility in Moss, Norway. The company is planning to deliver the umbilicals by the end of 2019.

Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo said: “This contract is an important milestone for Aker Solutions as we continue to demonstrate our capability as a partner of choice for products and services across Africa.

"It is a privilege to be involved in the first offshore development in Mozambique and to play a part in developing the country's energy industry."

Coral South development, which was discovered in 2012, is expected to contain around 450 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

Discovered in 2012, the Coral South development is the first energy project offshore Mozambique and is estimated to contain about 450 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

With distance of around 150 miles northeast of Pemba and 30 miles from the Mozambique coast, the Coral South project is located in the deep waters of the Rovuma Basin

Earlier this month, Eni signed contracts and inked regulatory and financial agreements for the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project offshore Mozambique.

The Italian oil and gas giant had announced an $8bn investment for the first phase development of the project in November last year.

Image: Aker Solutions to provide three umbilicals and associated equipment for Coral South project. Photo: courtesy of Aker Solutions.