SQUAMISH, B.C. — U.S. engineering and construction company KBR Inc. will carry out prep work for the Woodfibre liquefied natural gas (LNG) project near Squamish, B.C.
KBR was selected after a front-end engineering design (FEED) process that began in Oct. 2016. KBR will now continue with the FEED work as well as cost optimization.
The KBR team will also work on a proposal for an engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC). Woodfibre LNG expects to commence the EPC phase of the project in 2018. The work will be carried out by KBR’s Houston, Texas and Edmonton offices.
“The successful completion of FEED and now the selection of KBR to carryout Pre-NTP services are all important steps in moving the Woodfibre LNG Project forward,” said Byng Giraud, country manager and for Woodfibre LNG Limited, in a press release. “We look forward to reaching our next project development milestone – the awarding of an EPC contract in 2018.”
In the past 40 years, KBR has designed or constructed over 30 different liquefaction projects across the globe.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Woodfibre LNG as they progress towards becoming one of the first LNG exporters in Canada,” said Farhan Mujib, president of KBR’s engineering and construction Americas business. “The award of this work continues to reinforce KBR’s position in British Columbia as well as our strategic commitment to developing fit-for-purpose LNG facilities for our customers.”
The Woodfibre LNG project is owned and operated by Woodfibre LNG Limited, a privately held Canadian company based in Vancouver. It is licensed to export approximately 2.1 mtpa of LNG for 40 years. Woodfibre LNG Limited is the owner of the former Woodfibre pulp mill site, which is located about seven kilometres southwest of downtown Squamish.