Fluor JV contracted for LNG Canada project
IRVING and CALGARY -- Fluor Corporation has announced that LNG Canada has made the final investment decision to build its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. Fluor’s joint venture with JGC Corporation will provide the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction on the project. Fluor will book its $8.4-billion share of the about $14-billion contract value in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The project scope will initially consist of two liquefaction units (trains) for a total of approximately 14 million tons per year of LNG. LNG Canada has the option to expand to four trains in the future.
More than 4,500 workers will be employed at the peak of construction. The joint venture will focus on hiring locally and then throughout British Columbia and Canada. Fluor and JGC will begin site activities this year, with first LNG expected around the middle of next decade.
LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Shell (40%), PETRONAS (25%), PetroChina (15%), Mitsubishi Corporation (15%) and KOGAS (5%).