ABB Mozambique LNG
Construction work at the Total SA Mozambique LNG plant in June 2020. Source: Mozambique LNG

CCS JV, comprising Saipem, McDermott and Chiyoda, has signed a deal with ABB to provide the integrated electrical systems for a Mozambique LNG field.

The project, which is expected to start production by 2024, will have an LNG capacity of approximately 13 million tonnes per annum.

The LNG facility, one of the largest investments in the country’s energy sector, will be built at a remote coastal location in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. The project is a two-train (nominal 6.44 MTPA per train), LNG facility using APCI liquefaction technology.

The front-end engineering and design (FEED) stream is designed to feed the LNG plant, which will include gas/liquid separation, gas treatment (removal of acid gas, dehydration and mercury), and heavy component (C5+) removal followed by gas liquefaction, storage and export.

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Mozambique LNG project: End-to-end electrification package

The 26-month project will culminate in a significant installed base in Mozambique for ABB and will involve collaboration across multiple ABB divisions and regions, led by ABB in Singapore.

Brandon Spencer, President of ABB Energy Industries, said: “Winning this project is a testament to ABB’s technical superiority in electrification technologies, as well as our highly skilled management and engineering capabilities. We are proud to be part of Africa’s economic growth story, especially Mozambique.”

Fourteen large onshore electrical houses (e-houses) or prefabricated electrical substation buildings (PESB) – specifically designed for oil and gas applications, will be built by the ABB team in Singapore and transported to the Mozambique LNG Project site.

The company will also integrate its electrical control and power management system alongside 110kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), medium voltage switchgear (33kV, 11kV) and low voltage switchgear.

Johan de Villiers, Global Vice President, Oil and Gas at ABB, commented: “We have optim­­­­­­­ised and customised our solutions to meet the specific technical and capital expenditure requirements of the customer. With ABB as the main original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for electrical systems, Mozambique LNG Project will benefit in terms of cost-efficiency, maintenance, service as well as upgrades and expansions.”

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ABB market position

With operations in over 23 countries, ABB is a leading supplier of automation and electrification technologies across Africa. The company is committed to generating in country value across the region delivering several initiatives aimed at supporting local communities and workforces, as well as those promoting collaboration, social inclusion, and the importance of education.

ABB’s Process Automation business is a leader in automation, electrification and digitalisation for the process and hybrid industries. We serve our customers with a broad portfolio of products, systems, and end-to-end solutions, including our #1 distributed control system, software, and lifecycle services, industry-specific products as well as measurement and analytics, marine and turbocharging offerings.

As the global #2 in the market, we build on our deep domain expertise, diverse team, and global footprint, and are dedicated to helping our customers increase competitiveness, improve their return on investment and run safe, smart, and sustainable operations.