A floating liquefied natural gas vessel has left a Dubai shipyard bound for Congo-Brazzaville, where it will be the initial part of Eni’s two-phase Congo LNG project.

The Italian major acquired the Tango FLNG vessel from Belgium’s Exmar. The 600,000 tonnes per annum liquefaction unit is due to start operations in December.

It will be joined by a newbuild FLNG vessel in 2025, driving up total liquefaction capacity of Congo LNG to about 3 million tpa.