LNG Canada has shortlisted two contractors for the chance to build the company’s proposed liquefied natural gas export facility in Kitimat.
The two finalists for engineering, procurement, and construction of the facility are the partnership of TechnipFMC plc and KBR, Inc. (LNG BC Contractors), and the partnership of JGC Corporation and Fluor Corporation.
LNG Canada says negotiations with both EPC contractors will start immediately with a decision to be made sometime later this year.
After its move to delay a final investment decision in 2016, LNG Canada says it used the time period to find a contractor willing to build the proposed LNG Canada project on a lump sum basis.
“This process is critical in LNG Canada’s pursuit of the level of competitiveness required to support a future final investment decision by our joint venture participants,” says Andy Calitz, CEO of LNG Canada. “A tremendous amount of time and effort has been invested by the four EPC consortia, as well as by LNG Canada’s internal review team, and I thank them all for their contributions to the RFP process thus far.”
LNG Canada has said a final investment decision on the Kitimat facility will happen sometime this year.