Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and the co-venturers in Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1, have announced a final investment decision (FID) on the Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project. This official declaration of FID confirms the Area 1 Plan of Development is now effective with notice provided to the Government of Mozambique that all conditions precedent have been fulfilled, and the project can now advance to the construction phase.
The official declaration of FID today was made at a sanctioning event in Maputo, Mozambique, attended by the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi, the Minister of Mineral Resources Ernesto Max Tonela, and Anadarko’s Chairman and CEO Al Walker, along with representatives from the Area 1 co-venturers and distinguished guests.
“This is a historic day for the people of Mozambique,” said President Nyusi. “Today’s sanctioning of the Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project solidifies a path toward the creation of thousands of jobs for our people, significant economic growth for our nation, and the potential to be one of the world’s largest providers of cleaner energy for decades to come. It is truly one of the most important and transformational projects in our country’s history.”
“This is an exciting day for Mozambique and for our partnership, bringing us a step closer to making Mozambique’s first onshore LNG facility a reality,” said Anadarko Chairman and CEO, Al Walker. “The Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project has come a long way from our first discovery to FID for the construction of the initial two-train development project. I want to say a collective ‘thank you’ to the world-class LNG team we have assembled at Anadarko, our co-venturers, long-term foundation customers, lenders, the people of the Cabo Delgado region, and the Government of Mozambique. As the world increasingly seeks cleaner forms of energy, the Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project is ideally located to meet growing demand, particularly in expanding Asian and European markets. We look forward to safely executing the next phase of this project for the long-term benefit of Mozambique, its people, our partnership, and our customers.”
The Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project will be Mozambique’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 million tpy to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located entirely within Offshore Area 1. The project has successfully secured in aggregate 11.1 million tpy of long-term LNG sales (representing 86% of the plant’s nameplate capacity) with key LNG buyers in Asia and in Europe. Additionally, the project is expected to have a significant domestic gas component for in-country consumption to help fuel future economic development.
As previously announced, the Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project has been designated as ‘First Mover’ by the Government of Mozambique, meaning Area 1 will also be responsible for constructing the support facilities to be shared between Area 1 and Area 4 projects, which will include the Materials Offloading Facility and the LNG Marine Terminal. In addition, Area 1 has approximately 5000 workers on-site, progressing works associated with the construction of a resettlement village, camp expansion, airstrip, and Palma-Afungi Highway.
Following today’s ceremony, the project expects to soon issue notices to proceed under the terms of the previously executed engineering, construction, procurement and installation contracts and finalise financing.
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