Egypt’s Petrojet has been tasked with manufacturing and supplying deepwater equipment for Mozambique’s mega liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, the petroleum ministry announced on Friday.
According to the petroleum ministry, Petrojet was tasked by US-based oilfield services provider Baker Hughes to manufacture 700 tons of equipment, including well-jumpers equipment.
Petrojet’s instrumentation will be installed by Baker Hughes in the Indian Ocean’s deepwater, around 40 kilometres off Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado.
This is the first offshore business by Petrojet in East Africa, the statement said, adding that it comes under the company’s efforts to achieve its strategy for business in promising areas, especially Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.
Petrojet had established in recent years a representative office in Mozambique capital of Maputo to follow up on recent LNG projects in the area.
Mozambique’s LNG project، the first onshore LNG plant in the country, aims to drive foreign direct investments to the impoverished country.
Approximately 65 trillion cubic feet (the equivalent of 12 billion barrel oil field) of recoverable natural gas were discovered in Offshore Area, according to French energy major Total.
The Total led project aims to deliver the first production of LNG in 2024.