GE Oil & Gas has entered into a long-term agreement with Eni East Africa (EEA) for offshore development projects in Mozambique.

The deal included a multi-year contract to supply subsea production systems and ancillary equipment and services for the projects such as Coral South FLNG, which is the first phase of EEA’s development plans for the Rovuma basin Area 4 gas resources.

The agreement also includes Area 4 future potential upstream projects, as well as separate five-year aftermarket services contract for Life of Field of the subsea infrastructure and one five-year option and five three-year extensions.

For the Coral South FLNG project, GE will supply seven xmas trees, three 2-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components and complete topside control system to be installed on the FLNG facility.

The firm will also offer associated services equipment and support, including IWOCS and landing strings, tools, spares and technical assistance for installation, commissioning and start-up of the project.

The Coral South FLNG project will include an FLNG facility with a capacity of around 3.4 MTPA for six subsea wells, which are expected to produce up to 5 TCF of gas. It is expected to be operational in mid-2022.

 GE Oil & Gas subsea systems and drilling president and CEO Neil Saunders said: “Coral South FLNG is the first major subsea development in East Africa and provides GE Oil & Gas with the opportunity to affirm our leadership in large bore technology and our standardized portfolio of subsea equipment and services for deep water projects.”

GE Oil & Gas Sub-Saharan Africa president and CEO Ado Oseragbaje said: “GE is committed to building capacity in Africa and with the Mozambique project, like we have already demonstrated in Nigeria, Angola and Ghana, we will continue to invest in the years to come, developing a local highly-skilled and motivated workforce.”