The National Hydrocarbons Corporation (SNH), meeting for its first regular session of the year on 6 June 2017 in Yaoundé, has announced the good progress of the Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. The object of this project is the installation and operation of a floating natural gas liquefaction plant off Kribi.
As of April 30, the conversion of the Hilli Episeyo ship into a floating plant was about 97% complete, said Adolphe Moudiki, SNH’s managing director. In addition, Moudiki added that the extension of the Bipaga gas processing plant, which will accommodate some installations of the floating plant project, is 91% complete.
The Hilli Episeyo ship, with a capacity of 1.2 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year, is expected to deliver its first exportable outputs from 2017. The floating unit for which Golar LNG has invested more than 700 billion Of FCFA will then produce 30,000 tons of domestic gas each year, and 5,000 barrels of condensate each day.
The conversion of the LNG tanker into a floating liquefaction unit aims to anticipate the production of liquefied natural gas in Cameroon, pending the construction of a foot plant near the deep water port of Kribi as part of a project driven by the SNH, with its French partners Perenco and Engie.