Eni announced on Dec. 28 the introduction of gas into its floating LNG (FLNG) facility moored offshore the Republic of Congo 12 months after final investment decision was made.

ENI’s Tango FLNG, part of the Congo LNG project introducing new technologies to existing producing assets, has a liquefaction capacity of 1 Bcm/year and will produce its first LNG cargo by first quarter 2024. The facility is split-moored alongside the Excalibur floating storage unit.

The Congo LNG project will create 4.5 Bcm/year of plateau gas liquefaction capacity with a target of zero routine gas flaring. Under the project, a second FLNG facility with a capacity of 3.5 Bcm/year is currently under construction and will start production in 2025. Eni will market all LNG produced.

Eni operated in Congo for 55 years and supplies gas to Centrale Électrique du Congo, which provides 70% of the country's power generation capacity.