ALP Maritime Services hired to tow Coral Sul FLNG rig to Mozambique

20 February 2020

ALP Maritime Services has been hired by TIJV, a partnership between TechnipFMC and JGC, to provide five ships for the Coral Sul project, in the Area 4 block of the Rovuma basin, in northern Mozambique, the company said.

The signed contract involves the towing operation of an FLNG rig, which is 432 metres long and 66 metres wide, from South Korea to the Rovuma basin in Mozambique.

This towing operation will be executed by three 300-tonne ships of the Bollard Pull ALP Future class, added the statement issued by the company.

The three ALP Future ships will meet with two other vessels in the company’s fleet, of the ALP 19 000 BHP class, when they arrive at the rig’s mooring spot.

Two of the five vessels involved in this operation will be kept on site, in order to provide support services to the operation of the Coral Sul FLNG.

ALP Maritime Services is a company specialised in towing, placing at sea and anchoring floating rigs, offering a fleet of 10 ships.

The Area 4 block’s participants are Mozambique Rovuma Ventures, a partnership owned by ExxonMobil, ENI and the China National Petroleum Corporation, which together control 70% of the holding, with the remaining 30% split into equal parts between Portuguese group Galp Energia, South Korea’s Kogas and Mozambican state oil company ENH. (macauhub)