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Bidders narrowed down for Kwispaa LNG project

Don Horne   


Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht First Nations announced that they have narrowed the field of bidders to complete front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on the proposed Kwispaa LNG project.

The project is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., and is licensed to export up to 24 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for 25 years. Initial production of 12 mtpa is expected to begin in 2024.

Following a rigorous Expression of Interest process, four Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors have been shortlisted. They include: Black & Veatch / Samsung Heavy Industries / PCL Industrial Management Inc.; CB&I / Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC); KBR; and TechnipFMC.

Invitations to Tender are expected to be issued in Q2 2018. From there, two successful bidders will be selected to carryout FEED for Kwispaa LNG, including At-Shore LNG™ Topsides, Onshore Power Station, Pre-Treatment and Balance of Plant components, starting in Q3 2018.


“Our Expression of Interest process attracted a number of proposals from leaders in LNG facilities engineering, procurement and construction,” said Steelhead LNG Vice President, Technical Alex Brigden. “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.”

Brigden also noted that Hyundai Heavy Industries has been provisionally nominated as the hull fabrication contractor for EPC of two At-Shore LNG™ hulls—for a total value of approximately US$500 million—to support the initial production capacity of Kwispaa LNG. Hyundai Heavy Industries will collaborate with successful EPC contractors to execute FEED studies.

Each At-Shore LNG™ unit will have an LNG production capacity of up to 6 mtpa with approximately 280,000 m3 of integrated LNG storage.



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