Fluor Corp. recently announced its joint venture 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 company said the award is conditional on a positive final investment decision anticipated later this year at which point Fluor will book its share of the contract value.
The facility would liquefy surplus Canadian natural gas so that it can be safely exported to meet global energy demands, Fluor said.
It is expected to initially consist of two LNG processing units, referred to as trains. Each unit would have the capacity to produce at least 6.5 million tons per annum of LNG per train, according to the company.
The project includes an option to expand to four trains in the future.
“We thank LNG Canada for the opportunity to participate in developing the first world-class LNG facility in British Columbia,” said Jim Brittain, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business, in a statement. “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.”
“We look forward to building on the strong relationships that LNG Canada has established with the local community,” Brittain added. “Our team is committed to developing this facility safely, sustainably, and with lasting benefits for the local community and British Columbia.”
According to Fluor, LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Shell Canada Energy (50 percent), an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and affiliates of PetroChina (20 percent), Korea Gas Corp. (15 percent), and Mitsubishi Corp. (15 percent).
The contract encompasses providing technical support for a range of the energy company’s ONEgas assets in the Southern North Sea, as well as onshore facilities, offshore installations, and vessels.
Fluor said it booked the undisclosed contract value during the first quarter of 2018.
“This award demonstrates Stork’s ability to provide technical solutions in the Southern North Sea region and Dutch sector of the North Sea,” said Taco de Haan, Stork’s president, in a statement. “We look forward to our expanded relationship with Shell by support of their UK operations.”
Stork will provide onshore support and technical expertise in disciplines, including inspection, electrical, mechanical, and offshore leadership positions, according to Fluor.
Assets included in the contract are the onshore Bacton gas terminal and offshore Leman Alpha and Clipper installations.
Stork will also support the Seafox 4 barge in addition to two of Shell’s “walk-to-work” vessels that provide specialist offshore maintenance and interventions supporting Southern North Sea operations, the company said.
“Stork has a rich heritage of supplying maintenance, modification, and asset integrity management activities offshore, predominately in the UK Continental Shelf,” said Erik-Jan Bijvank, regional vice president of Stork’s UK, Middle East, Africa, and Australia region, in a statement. “By delivering these technical solutions onshore, we are broadening our ability to serve a key client with its operational needs.”
In a separate announcement, Fluor said BYK USA Inc. awarded Stork a construction contract for its new GARAMITE additives process unit at its plant in Gonzales, Texas.
The company said it booked the undisclosed contract value in the first quarter of 2018.
“The new contract from BYK expands Stork’s services at the Gonzales site where we are already providing engineering support for an existing process unit and a new wastewater treatment plant,” de Haan said. “This important new award validates Stork’s commitment to building long-term relationships with our clients by providing an unremitting focus on safety, client satisfaction, and delivering execution excellence.”
According to Fluor, BYK is a leading supplier of chemical additives and measuring instruments.
Its GARAMITE products are natural rheology additives.
For example, they ensure that coatings have the right viscosity and contribute to the lightweight construction of automobiles.
“During the bid process, Stork developed the perfect fit for our project requirements and challenges by offering concrete solutions to optimize the project needs,” said Arturo Nodal, project manager and project engineer at BYK, in a statement. “I am impressed with Stork’s remarkable perseverance and effectiveness to earn our business and to be part of BYK’s future endeavors.”