ExxonMobil to lead on LNG project in Rovuma Basin
15 May, 2019
Development plans for the Rovuma LNG project have been approved by the government of Mozambique.
ExxonMobil will lead construction and operation of natural gas liquefaction and related facilities on behalf of MRV, and Eni will lead construction and operation of upstream facilities. The Rovuma LNG project partners will work to build the local workforce through focused recruitment and skills development.
The project will produce, liquefy, and market natural gas from the deepwater Mamba fields in the Rovuma basin in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique, two of which straddle the boundary with neighbouring Area 1.
This is the third development plan approved in this five-year period to enable the sustainable development of the huge natural gas reserves discovered in the Rovuma basin.
The Rovuma LNG partners have developed a series of plans to support community development in line with the government’s priorities. During the production phase, the project expects to provide up to 17,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) per year in Mozambique from Area 4 resources, which is currently about 50% of the country’s LPG imports.
The Area 4 partners also plan to distribute up to 5,000 LPG burners and cooking stoves in the Afungi area to replace the burning of wood.
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