Maputo FSRU Terminal
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Maputo FSRU Terminal is a proposed LNG import terminal in Mozambique.
The FSRU will be moored off the coast of Matola, Mozambique.
- Parent: Total, Gigajoule
- Location: Matola, Mozambique
- Coordinates: -25.966562, 32.506834 (approximate)
- Status: Proposed
- Type: Import
- Start Year: 2022
In November 2019, Total and South African gas facilities developer Gigajoule signed a joint development agreement (JDA) for the import of LNG into Maputo. The agreement includes the mooring of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in Matola, a suburb of Maputo. A final investment decision (FID) for the US$350 million project could be taken by mid-2020 with gas deliveries potentially starting by late 2022. Total has agreed to provide the proposed gas supplies. Gas imported at Matola is expected to be sent to South Africa via the Rompco Pipeline. Gigajoule is working on the project through a local subsidiary, Matola Gas Co., which controls a 100 km pipeline network around Maputo. Currently Matola Gas takes supplies from the Rompco Pipeline controlled by South Africa’s Sasol Petroleum International. The South African company produces gas from the Pande and Temane fields and exports most of this to South Africa. Production is expected to decline from the two Mozambique fields around 2023-24.