A first LNG carrier has signalled the Coral-Sul FLNG production unit as its destination as Italy’s ENI prepares to start exports from its giant floater off Mozambique in East Africa.

Sources close to project said the 173,644-cbm BP-controlled LNG carrier British Mentor (built 2019) has been earmarked to lift a first cargo from the 3.4 million-tonne-per annum capacity unit.

The shipment is understood to have been brought forward to a target date of 10 September.