Fluor Corporation announced that its joint venture partnership with JGC was selected as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for LNG Canada’s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.
The award is conditional on a positive final investment decision later this year at which point Fluor will book its share of the contract value.
“We thank LNG Canada for the opportunity to participate in developing the first world-class LNG facility in British Columbia. Our team has developed an innovative design and execution strategy that improves the project’s competitiveness and predictability and positions it for a final investment decision,” said Jim Brittain, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business.
The proposed LNG export facility will liquefy surplus Canadian natural gas so that it can be safely exported to help meet global energy demands. The facility will initially consist of two LNG processing units, referred to as trains, each with the capacity to produce at least 6.5 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG per train. The project includes the option to expand to four trains in the future.
LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Shell Canada Energy (50 per cent), an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell, and affiliates of PetroChina (20 per cent), Korea Gas Corporation (15 per cent) and Mitsubishi Corporation (15 per cent).