VANCOUVER ISLAND – The Kwispaa LNG project, a liquified natural gas partnership between Steelhead LNG and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, announced four possible candidates have been chosen for bidding on front-end engineering and design work (FEED).
The engineering, procurement and contracting (EPC) firms are Black & Veatch/Samsung Heavy Industries/PCL Industrial Management Inc.; CB&I/Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd.; KBRl; and TechnipFMC.
Invitations to tender are expected to be issued in the second quarter of 2018 with two successful bidders going on to work on Kwispaa LNG including topside, onshore power station, pre-treatment and balance of plant components in the third quarter of 2018.
“Our expression of interest process attracted a number of proposals from leaders in LNG facilities engineering, procurement and construction,” said Steelhead LNG technical president Alex Brigden in a statement.
“We are very pleased to have these internationally recognized EPC contractors compete to provide their expertise as we continue to progress the Kwispaa LNG project into FEED.”
The Kwispaa LNG project is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island and is licensed to export up to 24 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG for 25 years, with initial production of 12 mtpa beginning in 2024.